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 19 July 2024

Show 206 - The Jam - Live At Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands - 26 May 1980

 

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
Most of this was a radio broadcast I was sent. I realised after a bit of research that 2 songs were missing, so looked around the web for another recording. And there was another one, which included those missing tracks - but omitted some of Start!. And it was quite inferior in quality - it was in stereo but sounded more like it was from the audience, not a radio broadcast, although it was still in stereo, at least.


What Was Done
I worked on the main recording first of all and got that to a state I was happy with, then worked on the missing tracks. I had to remove a lot of ambience on those to make the band sound louder, then I noticed the stereo image was reversed from the radio broadcast - the bass and guitars were on the opposite side. So I turned those around, then worked on the sound a lot to make it blend better with the rest of the gig. Then I worked on blending in the songs at the right time, so it didn't sound like too jarring a change each time. Then I mastered everything. 

This is now the complete show. And it sounds pretty awesome, as do the band themselves. There are actually 3 parts of this recording that have been brought in to make the complete gig - see if you can spot them all...


The All Important Download Link

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

Setlist
Thick As Thieves
Saturday's Kids
To Be Someone (Didn't We Have A Nice Time)
Burning Sky
Start!Going Underground
Mr. Clean
Private Hell
Smithers-Jones
Little Boy Soldiers
But I'm Different Now
The Eton Rifles
Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
The Modern World
'A' Bomb in Wardour Street
All Mod Cons
David Watts


Supporting The Site

If you want to support the work I do on these recordings, and the site, and (if you wish to) obtain separate, fully tagged 320kbps MP3s of this restoration for less than the price of a coffee in return, or lossless FLACs or even a lossless copy on CDR, head on over to the Rewards For Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs. There is no obligation to do so of course - you can stream or take the file on this page absolutely for free - but every single donation does go towards this site and helps me do more shows and update some of the software I use as time goes by. Either way, enjoy the show!

Subscribe And Share

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE TO THE FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER (spam free) so you never miss news on which new gigs are going to be restored and uploaded here; any news will be delivered to your inbox. And your email address won't be sold on by me as a result.

And if you like this recording, please spread the news and share the page link to anyone you think might be interested - Facebook fan groups, web forums, Mastodon, Twitter, Instagram are a great way of spreading the word - that way, I always find out which bands are popular and can do more shows by them in the future. So please tell ya mates about the site and this page! Many thanks.

Friday 5 July 2024

Show 205 - U2 - Live at The Lyceum, London - 7 Sept 1980

 

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 sent to me on cassette by a listener to the site. This was an audience recording and not a terribly clear one. I have had several attempts to improve this since he sent it to me over the last 3 years and recently had another go - and finally, I got to a point where I was happy for it to go on the site. Bear in mind it doesn't compare to, say, a restored FM or soundboard recording but the rarity of the recording, with it being from just before they released their first album, makes it worthwhile I think.

What Was Done
I took away some of the reverb first of all to give me more of the sound of the band to work with. There were gaps and clicks here and there - fixed those. Noise reduction was done (it was very hissy). Lots of filtering and EQ to stop the overly loud guitar piercing ear drums and bring back some bottom end and the drums. Finally I was able to master to make it clearer and more powerful overall, and wider. I hope you enjoy the result.

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.

Setlist

11 O'Clock Tick Tock
I Will Follow
Stories For Boys
An Cat Dubh
A Day Without Me
Twilight
The Electric Co.
11 O'Clock Tick Tock

 

Supporting The Site

If you want to support the work I do on these recordings, and the site, and (if you wish to) obtain separate, fully tagged 320kbps MP3s of this restoration for less than the price of a coffee in return, or lossless FLACs or even a lossless copy on CDR, head on over to the Rewards For Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs. There is no obligation to do so of course - you can take the file on this page absolutely for free - but every single donation does go towards this site and helps me do more shows and update some of the software I use as time goes by. Either way, enjoy the show.

Subscribe And Share

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE TO THE FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER (spam free) so you never miss news on which new gigs are going to be restored and uploaded here; any news will be delivered to your inbox. And your email address won't be sold on by me as a result.

And if you like this recording, please spread the news and share the page link to anyone you think might be interested - Facebook fan groups, web forums, Mastodon, Twitter, Instagram are a great way of spreading the word - that way, I always find out which bands are popular and can do more shows by them in the future. So please tell ya mates about the site and this page! Many thanks.