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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!

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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).

Monday 11 December 2023

Show 196 - Siouxsie And The Banshees - Live In Tiel Netherlands - 7 July 1981


A quick request. If you plan on downloading this and putting it on your YouTube channel or your own bootleg page - I don't mind. But a credit to this website where you found it and a link back to this page would be really appreciated. It helps me gauge which artists are popular - ie more chance of other restorations coming. Don't just steal it, cut out the intro and outro and take the credit. Thanks.

The Show
Originally an FM radio broadcast and not quite the complete gig - some encores are missing, I think. It sounded a bit "tinny" although it was pretty clear. According to the blurb with the bootleg, Happy House was recorded from a later broadcast of the same show. There are a couple of versions of this bootleg out there - 1 with fewer tracks than the other. And the setlist listed on Setlist.fm for this venue doesn't even have Happy House listed at all! Setlist.fm isn't always accurate, so who knows... Happy House is listed at some other gigs around that time as being played as an encore, so I went with what the text file accompanying the bootleg said, and blended it in on the end here.

What Was Done
I removed various things like a bad click after Nightshift, a weird short hum and quite a lot of FM interference noise from Voodoo Dolly. On the original, Voodoo Dolly was cut off and Happy House started - I faded out the former, while editing the latter so it blends together better. Volume was a bit up and down in places - fixed that.

Once that was done, I got to work with EQ and the usual studio toys to bring back some bottom end to the recording and some clarity to the sound mix - you can hear Steve Severin's bass far better now and John McGeoch's guitar sings clearly without hurting your ears. Budgie's drums are also clearer. I then mastered to make it clearer and more powerful overall. The result is really really good; I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


The All Important Download Link

You can now download or stream this repaired, restored and remastered version of this show as one 320kbps MP3 file exclusively for FREE by clicking right HERE. 


Arabian Knights
Placebo Effect
Pulled To Bits
Headcut (false start)
Sin In My Heart
Supernatural Thing
But Not Them
Voodoo Dolly
Happy House

Be sure to check out the other gigs from Siouxsie And The Banshees I've restored HERE - all downloadable for free.

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