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Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show 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.

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 the shows in lossless format, or as separate tagged files, head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!

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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, 17 September 2014

Show 40: The Beatles - Live in Sweden 1963 and Japan 1966

Two recordings for the price of one - from Swedish radio on 24 October 1963, recorded (as you'll hear) in front of a live audience the Karlaplan Studio, and from 30 June 1966 at the Budokan Hall, in Tokyo.

Rather than me waffle on and repeat information already elsewhere, there's a web page about the performance on Swedish radio here. Suffice to say, John Lennon apparently thought it was the best live recording there ever was of the Beatles.

The second recording from the Budokan was possibly a radio broadcast at the time - soundboard recordings are usually known for the audience being quiet and they're certainly not here! Featuring live renditions of "Yesterday" and "Nowhere Man" its an interesting snapshot of The Beatles just as they were about to give up live tours altogether a couple of months later.

The show is available for download HERE as 1 MP3 file (you may be temporarily redirected to an ad - if you have adblocking software, please disable it for this page - the link will be available very shortly after). 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.

Setlist - Sweden 1963
I Saw Her Standing There
From Me To You
Money (That's What I Want)
Roll Over Beethoven
You Really Got A Hold On Me
She Loves You
Twist and Shout

Setlist - The Budokan Hall, 1966
Rock and Roll Music
She's a Woman
If I Needed Someone
Day Tripper
Baby's in Black
I Feel Fine
I Wanna Be Your Man
Nowhere Man
Paperback Writer
I'm Down

1 comment:

  1. Not always easy to find good live recordings of the Fab Four so I'm looking forward to giving this a spin. Many thanks for your efforts.