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).

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Show 203 - China Crisis - Live at Malibu Nightclub - Long Island- 16 July 1985

 

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
An FM stereo recording from a local station at the time. As such it's probably not the whole show but what is here was in pretty good shape.

What Was Done
A few volume drops, tape dropouts fixed but overall nothing major to repair. Most of the work this time was on improving, not so much "fixing". EQ and the usual studio toys brought clarity to the sound mix, tightened up the drums and bass, and then I mastered to make it clearer and more powerful overall. Twice. I did it once, left it a couple of days, realised I didn't like it, so went back and did it again. The result is a really clear show though; I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

The All Important Download Link

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Setlist

Wall Of God
Gift Of Freedom
Tragedy And Mystery
Wishful Thinking
Black Man Ray
You Did Cut Me
Bigger The Punch I'm Feeling
Strength Of Character
Seven Sports For All
King in a Catholic Style
African And White
Highest High

 

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 domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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Saturday 4 May 2024

Show 202 - Adam And The Ants - Live At Cleopatra's Huddersfield - 6 June 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 a soundboard recording of a gig from towards the end of the Ants Invasion tour that ultimately got them signed to CBS immediately after.

Most gigs on this tour started with Physical (You're So) - the version of that song on this tape I think was probably from a different night, as the quality was quite different, and in mono. I prefer recordings all from the same night at least, so I took it off, and this recording starts with Kings.... "Crowd Trouble" is exactly that - a fight kicked off with football hooligans and for a while it looks like the gig was going to be abandoned. You can clearly hear Adam shouting at them, then the venue staff making announcements, before the band come back on and play Cleopatra. 

The regular encore on this tour was Zerox and Fat Fun - they're not on the recording, so maybe after the crowd trouble, Adam and the band perhaps didn't come back for an encore.

What Was Done
The recording I found had apparently already had some work done on it - very little tape hiss for starters. I don't know what else as I haven't heard the original but thanks to whoever did some work on it first. There was still plenty I could do though. Kings... is a bit over saturated but the rest is ok, although some songs got much quieter later, so I focused on making the gig as clear and powerful as possible, and all the songs a consistent volume. I got to work with EQ and the usual studio toys to bring some clarity to the sound mix, and then mastered to make it tighter clearer and more powerful overall. The result sounds great, and shows just what a tight band the yet to be signed Ants were. And with the crowd trouble, an authentic audio record of what many club gigs were like back then.

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Setlist
Kings Of The Wild Frontier
Ants Invasion
Beat My Guest
Fall In
"Crowd Trouble"
Cleopatra
Car Trouble
Kick!
Killer In The Home
Press Darlings
Table Talk

Be sure to check out the other gig from Adam And The Ants I've restored HERE - downloadable for free.


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 domain/storage/software costs, and ultimately helps the site stay open, and me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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Friday 12 April 2024

Show 201 - Ultravox - Live In Stockholm - 19 Oct 1977

 

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
The venue was (and is) the HQ for Sveriges Radio (the Swedish national radio station), and this is a recording of a radio broadcast of the first of 3 gigs I can find mention of in Sweden that week. Long available as a 12 track vinyl bootleg, this is a recording of the complete broadcast and features 14 tracks.


What Was Done
The first track especially was in bad shape - tape dropouts (small gaps in the audio) every few seconds - that alone took several hours over a couple of days to fix. Fortunately the rest of the recording was in better shape. I balanced the stereo image, cleaned up the mix, made the bass and drums more audible and made everything generally clearer and more powerful.

2 things to note - a few seconds of the intro to The Wild, Beautiful And The Damned is missing, so I blended that in as best I could, and at the end, Fear In The Western World fades out around 3 minutes in (as it does on the original recording).

Given me doing this show this week was prompted by the recent news of the sad passing of bass player Chris Cross, it seems appropriate that this recording NOW is a great showcase for his talent - you can really hear his playing without it getting lost in the mix quite so much. I've had this bootleg on tape for many many years; it's nice to find a more complete version and to be able to make it sound this good. I hope you enjoy it.


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Setlist

I Want To Be A Machine
Rockwrok
Slip Away
The Frozen Ones
Distant Smile
Young Savage
My Sex
The Man Who Dies Every Day
Artificial Life
Wide Boys
Saturday Night
The Wild, Beautiful And The Damned
Rockwrok
Fear In The Western World

Be sure to check out the other gigs from Ultravox I've restored HERE - all similarly downloadable for free.

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 domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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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, X, 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.

Saturday 23 March 2024

Show 200 - Gary Numan - Live At Metro, Chicago - 11 May 1998

 

 

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
This is a rare show - recordings of the Exile Tour are not common. I am indebted to a friend of mine who was at the show and recorded it to DAT - the first time he had snuck a recorder into a show. He did a great job!

What Was Done

The original recording was wiped many years ago - the only copy of this gig was on MP3. First thing I did when I approached this one (as I always do if I can only find MP3 copies) is to save it as a lossless WAV file for editing, so all the edits were saved losslessly, and no further degradation can take place. Indeed, unless you have super human hearing (or analyse waveforms to an unhealthy degree) you would never know now

As with all audience recordings I do, I removed some of the hall ambience, then spent much time improving the sound quality - basically making the band clearer, the drums more distinct, Gary's voice clearer - before mastering it. As my friend who taped it said yesterday “I just listened…Simply outstanding! The sound is very crisp and bright. I feel like I was actually at the show itself when I listened to it...and I was there”. This is a great record of Gary Numan playing live when he was well and truly re-energising his career. 

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Setlist
Friends (Pure Version)
Dominion Day
Cars
Films
A Question Of Faith
Voix
Everyday I Die
Dark
Noise, Noise
An Alien Cure
Down In The Park
Absolution
Dead Heaven
Metal
Are 'Friends' Electric?

Encore:
Replicas

2nd Encore:
We Are So Fragile
Me! I Disconnect From You 

Be sure to check out the other Numan gigs I've restored HERE - all downloadable for free.


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 domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

Subscribe And Share

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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.

Thursday 15 February 2024

Show 199 - The GoGo's - Live At Emerald City, Cherry Hill - 31 Aug 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
A stereo FM recording from the time. Not in bad shape but pretty muffled sounding and flat, with some voiceovers and issues.

What Was Done
I had to chop out a random bit of continuity announcer early in the gig, remove a gap after repairing the end of 1 song, and removed voice overs before and after the encores. Once that was done, I got to work with EQ and the usual studio toys to bring some clarity back. Then final mastering to make it more powerful overall and balance the sound better. The result is a great sounding gig.

As always, the show is available to download or stream for free as a single 320kbps MP3. Just hit the link:

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Setlist
Skidmarks On My Heart
How Much More
Tonite
Fading Fast
London Boys
Cool Jerk
Automatic
Lust To Love
Can't Stop The World
This Town
Vacation
You Can't Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep)
Our Lips Are Sealed
Let's Have A Party
We Got The Beat
Surfing And Spying
Beatnik Beach


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 domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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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.

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Show 198 - Fun Boy Three - Live At The Sartory-Säle Köln - 11 May 1983



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
A Rockpalast TV broadcast from German television. Like almost all TV broadcasts back then, this was in mono. The original show can be watched here on YouTube.


What Was Done
The recording was generally in good shape for a VHS recording nearly 40 years old but was fairly murky and muddy, lacking in low and high frequencies. Volume was also a bit up and down in places and more on the right than the left (a mono soundtrack but recorded on a stereo VHS so there were 2 channels of mono). Once the volume was leveled out and the 2 channels balannced, I got to work with EQ and the usual studio toys to bring some clarity to the sound mix, so bass, drums, vocals, especially were more audible and everything was clearer. And made one or 2 other little fixes at the beginning and end, so the show flows better. Finally, I mastered to make it clearer still and more powerful overall, and much "wider". The result is very very listenable now.

As always, the show is available to download or stream for free as a single 320kbps MP3. Just hit the link:

Click to DOWNLOAD or STREAM

 

Setlist
Faith, Hope and Charity                
The Pressure of Life (Takes the Weight Off the Body)                          
The Telephone Always Rings                 
The Farmyard Connection I                    
This Is My Home                            
The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)
Things We Do                               
Alone                                      
Well Fancy That!                            
Summertime                                 
Alibi                                      
Our Lips Are Sealed                       
The Tunnel Of Love                         
We're Having All The Fun                   
Gangsters                                  
It Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)
The More I See (The Less I Believe)         
The Farmyard Connection II                     
Best Of Luck Mate

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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 19 January 2024

Show 197 - Kraftwerk - Live At The Ritz New York - August 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
An audience recording from either the 3 or 4 August. The original bootleg has appeared credited to both dates - Kraftwerk played both nights at this venue. There are performances here that you can imagine the likes of Afrika Bambaataa standing watching and taking on board as influences - the likes of It's More Fun To Compute especially.

What Was Done
The sound quality and volume varied widely from bright to muffled, so I did what I could to even that out. There are a few small cuts where the sound jumps - I smoothed those out as best I could but missing are a few seconds of Metal on Metal/Abzug, the beginning of Pocket Calculator brief parts between Pocket Calculator and The Robots, and early on in It's More Fun To Compute. There are a couple of points during the gig where the bass synths were so loud they literally rattled the PA and overloaded the recording a bit (brief bits of distortion, in other words). I've done what I could to reduce the effect of that.

Once that was done, I got to work with EQ and the usual studio toys to bring some clarity to the sound mix - this took a long time this time, given how varied the sound quality was throughout. I then mastered to make it clearer and more powerful overall, and wider. The result is far far better and a really good listen; I'm sure you'll enjoy it. 

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Setlist
Numbers
Computer World
Computer Love
Home Computer
The Model
Neon Lights
Autobahn
Geiger Counter
Radioactivity
The Voice of Energy
Uranium
Die Sonne, Der Monde, Die Sterne
Ohm Sweet Ohm
The Hall of Mirrors
Mitternacht
Showroom Dummies
Trans-Europe Express
Metal on Metal/Abzug
Pocket Calculator
The Robots
It's More Fun to Compute

Be sure to check out the other gigs from Kraftwerk I've restored HERE - all similarly downloadable for free.


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 domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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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.

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

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Setlist
Israel
Halloween
Spellbound
Arabian Knights
Placebo Effect
Pulled To Bits
Tenant
Headcut (false start)
Headcut
Nightshift
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.


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 domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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Thursday 30 November 2023

Show 195 - Elton John - Live At Hammersmith Odeon London - 24 Dec 1974

 

 

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The Show
A full show recorded and broadcast at the time on FM radio and TV - however, it seems some was broadcast on FM radio in stereo and some was on TV, in mono. Somewhere along the line, somebody put the whole show together from the FM and TV recordings, so hats off to them for that. I was asked by a client to restore some Elton John live recordings, including this one. This was the last of several nights Elton played at the Hammersmith Odeon that week. Listen out for Rod Stewart, who makes an appearance for White Christmas, at the end of the show. And enjoy the band, they are phenomenally good.

What Was Done
I found a couple of spots in the show where the original recording levels were too high and distortion was introduced so I've done what I could to reduce the effect of that. There were some dropouts which I fixed. Also some clicks here and there throughout the recording were removed. Some high pitched FM interference whistling at 1 point was taken out, and an odd rumble noise at 1 point. 

Once that was done, the recording was then split up again to allow stereo and mono parts of the gig to be treated separately. I got to work with EQ and the usual studio toys to bring some clarity to the sound mix. The TV mono parts were processed separately to blend better with the stereo parts, and then once everything was merged back together. the complete recording was mastered to make it clearer and more powerful. It sounds like a really great recording now and hopefully is the best version of this gig yet.

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Setlist
Skyline Pigeon
I Need You To Turn To
Border Song
Take Me To The Pilot
Country Comfort
Holiday Inn
High Flying Bird
Burn Down The Mission
Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Candle In the Wind
Grimsby
Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Daniel
Grey Seal
Bennie and the Jets
Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds
I Saw Her Standing There
Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Honky Cat
Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
Crocodile Rock
The Bitch is Back
Your Song
White Christmas



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Friday 10 November 2023

Show 194 - David Bowie - Live At The Montreal Forum Canada - 12 July 1983

 

 


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
Both nights in Montreal were recorded for FM broadcast - the second night (13 July) was the one broadcast and has been widely bootlegged. THIS one is the unused first night and was sourced from 2 CD bootlegs. The show includes the brilliantly enthusiastic MC introducing Bowie, the whole set and all the encores - the show lasts just over 2 hours altogether and features 27 songs.

What Was Done
The main problem with the first night (this one) was on the first 2 songs - several instances of someone (a recording engineer/sound guy presumably - if you know, please leave a comment) deciding to talk into a mic and this being picked up REALLY LOUDLY on the recording so it obscures the band and Bowie, somewhat, for a few seconds each time. Using some of my studio toys for a few hours, I was able to reduce the volume on this guy's voice without affecting the band and Bowie. It's not gone altogether (that WAS starting to affect the music) but it's much less distracting.

There were some dips in volume to take care of and then I needed to edit the 2 CD sides together in 1 file without you noticing. Once that was done, I got to work with EQ and the usual studio toys to bring more clarity to the sound mix, and then mastered it all to make it clearer and more powerful overall. You can really hear the instruments being played now more clearly than on the source. This is a really strong performance and a really great sounding recording now.

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
Look Back in Anger
Breaking Glass
Scary Monsters
Rebel Rebel
Heroes
What In The World
Life On Mars
Sorrow
Golden Years
Fashion
Let's Dance
Red Sails
China Girl
White Light White Heat
Station to Station
Cracked Actor
Ashes to Ashes
Space Oddity
Young Americans
Cat People (Puttin' Out Fire)
TVC15
Fame

Encore
Star
Stay
Jean Genie

2nd Encore
I Can't Explain
Modern Love

Be sure to check out the other gigs from David Bowie I've restored HERE - all similarly downloadable for free.


Supporting The Site

If you want to support the work I do on these recordings, and the site, and (if you wish) 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 domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. 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.