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).

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Show 198 - Fun Boy Three - Live At The Sartory-Säle Köln - 11 May 1983

A quick request. If you plan on downloading this and putting it on your YouTube channel or your own bootleg page - I don't mind. But a credit to this website where you found it and a link back to this page would be really appreciated. It helps me gauge which artists are popular - ie more chance of other restorations coming. Don't just steal it, cut out the intro and outro and take the credit. Thanks.

The Show
A Rockpalast TV broadcast from German television. Like almost all TV broadcasts back then, this was in mono. The original show can be watched here on YouTube.

What Was Done
The recording was generally in good shape for a VHS recording nearly 40 years old but was fairly murky and muddy, lacking in low and high frequencies. Volume was also a bit up and down in places and more on the right than the left (a mono soundtrack but recorded on a stereo VHS so there were 2 channels of mono). Once the volume was leveled out and the 2 channels balannced, I got to work with EQ and the usual studio toys to bring some clarity to the sound mix, so bass, drums, vocals, especially were more audible and everything was clearer. And made one or 2 other little fixes at the beginning and end, so the show flows better. Finally, I mastered to make it clearer still and more powerful overall, and much "wider". The result is very very listenable now.

As always, the show is available to download or stream for free as a single 320kbps MP3. Just hit the link:



Faith, Hope and Charity                
The Pressure of Life (Takes the Weight Off the Body)                          
The Telephone Always Rings                 
The Farmyard Connection I                    
This Is My Home                            
The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)
Things We Do                               
Well Fancy That!                            
Our Lips Are Sealed                       
The Tunnel Of Love                         
We're Having All The Fun                   
It Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)
The More I See (The Less I Believe)         
The Farmyard Connection II                     
Best Of Luck Mate

Supporting The Site

If you want to support the work I do on these recordings, and the site, and (if you wish to) obtain separate, fully tagged 320kbps MP3s, lossless FLACs or even a copy on CDR, head on over to the Rewards For Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs. There is no obligation to do so of course - you can take the file on this page absolutely for free - but every single donation does go towards this site and domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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