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).

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Show 5: Gary Numan - The Palladium, New York, USA, 24 February 1980

Gary Numan followed up his debut national tour of the UK in the Autumn of 1979 by taking the Touring Principle tour into Europe and then across the world. By early 1980 he was touring the USA and Canada. This set features some changes from the UK tour, including an early version of Remind Me To Smile, which featured on the Telekon album released 8 months later.

This (I'm pretty sure) was originally a a soundboard - sounds to me like a soundboard as its quite flat (or it was before I EQ'ed it) but its not the complete gig either, which is unusual (but not unknown) for soundboards. It's also mono - which soundboards often were at that time. Anyway, I tidied it up a bit and its a great addition to any Numan collection with some raw sounding synthing all the way through!

UPDATE: While preparing this old show as separate files for a donator to the site, I found I could now improve the sound quality further, over what I’d originally done to the recording back in 2012 and I've also played with the sound so it sounds more stereo than mono; this is an all new version, really. 

You can now download this new version (as of 2019) HERE as 1 new 320kbps 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.

Me! I Disconnect From You
Praying to the Aliens
We Are So Fragile
Are 'Friends' Electric?
Remind Me to Smile
I Die: You Die
Down in the Park

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