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!
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).
Monday 13 April 2020
Show 144 - Roxy Music - Live In Paris, 27 Nov 1974
A bit of a gem, this one. I acquired (can't remember where, now) a first generation digital copy taken from the original master tape. Credit for that transfer from tape 100% goes to the now seemingly long defunct "Hal's Progressive Rock Blog" online who apparently was given access to the tape some years ago - it was being thrown out by the radio station that recorded and broadcast it!
The original recording is mono, so I've not only done some work on that but also created (and worked on separately) a new pseudo stereo master which does sound really good, I think.
I had to do a fair bit of work fixing a few clicks and tape dropouts which were quite fiddly, before creating the stereo version. Then the fixed mono and stereo files were separately EQed to bring out the best in this recording.
You can safely download all of this improved recording either in mono or stereo at the links below, all as as one 320 kbps MP3 file - no pop ups or adverts getting in the way.
Restored Mono Version
Restored Pseudo Stereo Version
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!
Out of the Blue
A Song For Europe
Three and Nine
If It Takes All Night
In Every Dream Home A Heartache
If There is Something
All I Want Is You