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!
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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).
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Show 148 - Depeche Mode - Live At The Suedwest Stadium Ludwigshafen - 2 June 1984
An overdue return this time for Depeche Mode - this time featuring an FM broadcast of a one off live performance some months before the release of Some Great Reward when they played an open air festival headlined by Elton John. The set is mainly selected tracks from their Construction Time Again tour (go here for a link to a show from that tour) but does feature their current single at the time, People Are People for the very first time live on stage.
I've heard a few versions of this recording and I chose the best sounding complete source to work with - even so it needed several hours work just to fix tape drop outs and FM interference/distortion. After that, several more hours working on EQ to even out the sound as much as possible and then make it sound clearer and sharper.
I hope you enjoy this much improved recording.
You can safely download all of this improved recording for free HERE as one 320 kbps MP3 file with no nasty pop ups or ads getting in the way.
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!
Now, This Is Fun
Two Minute Warning
Get The Balance Right
People Are People
Told You So
More Than A Party