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.
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!
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).
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Show 3: Bauhaus - At Orpheum Theatre, Boston, USA, 13 November 2005
Well who ever thought Bauhaus would get back together, AGAIN? They originally broke up in 1983, Then reunited in 1998. Then again in 2005. They initially played in the USA and Canada in the Autumn of 2005, which is where this gig is from. Originally released as a limited edition on CD-R in 2006 I believe. Its been long deleted so should be safe to post here; I found it on a blog site some years later.
I've EQ'ed it a bit and I think it sounds great. Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE as 1 MP3 file.
Or, if you would like to have separate tagged MP3s, or even lossless files in FLAC format, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs.
Burning From The Inside
In the Flat Field
God in an Alcove
In Fear of Fear
Terror Couple Kills Colonel
Swing the Heartache
She's in Parties
The Passion of Lovers
Kick in the Eye
Rosegarden Funeral of Sores
Hair of the Dog
Slice of Life
Bela Lugosi's Dead