Welcome - About Live and Loud!
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.
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!
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, 8 August 2019
Show 138 - The Fixx - Live At Rainbow Music Hall Denver - 8 September 1983
This recording is from an FM broadcast and was in pretty good condition for its age. Some odd clicks and noises were removed and then I addressed the low end muddiness with 30 band EQ and generally brought out the sound a bit so it was clearer.
The songs here are taken from their first 2 albums; Shuttered Room from 1982 and Reach The Beach, released in May 1983. There is some confusion online as to the correct running order for this show. I have presented it here as it appears on the FM recording. There is an MTV video on YouTube which has moved Stand of Fall and made Red Skies the encore...however, it's pretty noticeable they've done it with some pretty poor continuity editing! Setlist.fm has an entry for this show too - but whoever filled that in has gone from the MTV video.
I've listened to this several times and, either the radio station guys did an amazing re-edit, OR...this is the correct set list. Either way, the video on YouTube has some odd edits towards the end where the sound quality changes where Cy Curnin is apparently "speaking" in between songs - which to me, just sounds and looks like bad editing on MTV's part. So I've taken the FM broadcast to be the right order and left it well alone.
You can download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file (you may be temporarily redirected to an ad - if you have adblocking software, please disable it for this page and the link will be available a few seconds later).
Or, if you would like to support the site with a small donation towards storage subscription and internet costs, in return you can have the remastered show as separate, properly tagged MP3s or even lossless files in FLAC format; head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can do this.
Either way - enjoy the show!
The Sign of Fire
Cameras In Paris
Stand or Fall
Reach The Beach
One Thing Leads To Another
Saved By Zero
Check out the video on YouTube for yourself HERE! It's good quality, apart from the edits.