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).

Friday 12 April 2024

Show 201 - Ultravox - Live In Stockholm - 19 Oct 1977


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
The venue was (and is) the HQ for Sveriges Radio (the Swedish national radio station), and this is a recording of a radio broadcast of the first of 3 gigs I can find mention of in Sweden that week. Long available as a 12 track vinyl bootleg, this is a recording of the complete broadcast and features 14 tracks.

What Was Done
The first track especially was in bad shape - tape dropouts (small gaps in the audio) every few seconds - that alone took several hours over a couple of days to fix. Fortunately the rest of the recording was in better shape. I balanced the stereo image, cleaned up the mix, made the bass and drums more audible and made everything generally clearer and more powerful.

2 things to note - a few seconds of the intro to The Wild, Beautiful And The Damned is missing, so I blended that in as best I could, and at the end, Fear In The Western World fades out around 3 minutes in (as it does on the original recording).

Given me doing this show this week was prompted by the recent news of the sad passing of bass player Chris Cross, it seems appropriate that this recording NOW is a great showcase for his talent - you can really hear his playing without it getting lost in the mix quite so much. I've had this bootleg on tape for many many years; it's nice to find a more complete version and to be able to make it sound this good. I hope you enjoy it.

The All Important Download Link

You can now download or stream this repaired, restored and remastered version of this show as one 320kbps MP3 file exclusively for FREE by clicking right HERE.


I Want To Be A Machine
Slip Away
The Frozen Ones
Distant Smile
Young Savage
My Sex
The Man Who Dies Every Day
Artificial Life
Wide Boys
Saturday Night
The Wild, Beautiful And The Damned
Fear In The Western World

Be sure to check out the other gigs from Ultravox I've restored HERE - all similarly downloadable for free.

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 of this restoration for less than the price of a coffee in return, or lossless FLACs or even a lossless 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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