Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show in 2012 taking old unreleased live concert recordings I could find and working to repair and improve them - fixing tape hiss, noise, tape drop out, clicks, speed variations, defects - before improving the sound quality by EQing the sound to bring out the instruments as clearly as possible. These are now made directly available to download for free to reach as many fans of the music as possible.

Depending on the quality of the original recording, these can often be made to sound almost like commercial recordings - but of course I can't guarantee that for every show. What I can guarantee is it will sound far better than the original files available which have been floating around the internet and on bootleg recordings for many years.

Almost all are either "soundboard" recordings (taken directly from the mixing desk used at the gig on the night) or old FM radio recordings. A few gigs, if they are of special historical importance, make an appearance even if they were recorded from the audience - these can also be made to sound better than ever.

Do your ears a favour and listen on headphones or good speakers to get most benefit - laptop speakers will always sound pretty poor by comparison.

All shows still available are listed, including a link to download the remastered show for free. If you want to support the site with a small donation, you can receive the shows as either separate MP3s or FLACs (your choice) - head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!

If you want to email me, an email link is in my profile in a link in the side panel.

And finally... These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing you can go and buy in a regular record store here. If a gig is made available as a regular release, then it will be removed (as a couple have been already).

Friday 20 March 2020

Show 143 - Slade - Live At The Glasgow Apollo - 26 March 1982

This show was originally sent to me by a listener requesting that as I'd done a couple of Slade shows before, could I have a go at this one? After a trial go on the MP3s they'd sent, I eventually found a lossless copy online and worked from that.

Originally an FM broadcast, but the first half was significantly lower quality than the second - until the end of Lock Up Your Daughters the sound was far flatter and muffled. And in mono! So I've worked on the 2 sides separately and then brought them together. I used some studio tools on part 1 to open the sound out a bit so it sounded closer to part 2 and then there was a lot of work with EQing both sides separately to sort out. In fact, I've had several goes at this on and off over the last few months - but hopefully you will enjoy the result.

It was worth persevering with - the show really rocks! Maybe 1982 could be said to be in the twilight of their careers but Slade were still on top form and sounding like they enjoyed every minute - as does a noisy Apollo crowd.

You can safely download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file with no pop up ads getting in the way.

Or, if you would like to support the site with a small donation towards storage subscription and internet costs, in return you can have the remastered show as separate, properly tagged MP3s or even lossless files in FLAC format; head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this.

Either way - enjoy the show!

Rock n Roll Preacher
When I'm Dancin' I Ain't Fightin'
Take Me Bak 'Ome
Ruby Red
M' Hat M' Coat
Lock Up Your Daughters
Gudbuy T' Jane
We'll Bring The House Down
Get Down & Get With It
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
Cum On Feel The Noize
I'm A Rocker
Born To Be Wild
Singing In The Rain

By the way - you can read a great review of this gig, right HERE.