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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.

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Friday 21 June 2024

Show 204 - Magazine - Live At Festival of Fools, Melkweg, Amsterdam - 8 June 1980


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 short high quality set from Magazine, recorded from a stereo FM broadcast from the time. I think from the same broadcast that the Human League restoration of their set at the same festival came from (albeit a very different taper source).

What Was Done
There were quite a few dropouts to fix on the left and right channels (and never on both at the same time!). The right channel was rather louder than the left too, so that got fixed too. Fixed the start and end so they faded in and out gently, then go to work with the EQ and the usual studio toys to bring some clarity to the sound mix. Finally, I mastered to make it clearer and more powerful and less flat. The result is a nice and clear recording, very enjoyable to listen to.

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I'm A Party
The Light Pours Out Of Me
You Never Knew Me
Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin
Shot By Both Sides
Song From Under The Floorboards (fades out early)

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  1. Thanks ever so much for your great work Phil... really appreciate hearing some quality Magazine. Love Love love it.

    1. You're very welcome - they've been on my wants list for a while! Glad you liked it.

  2. Thank you very much for bringing us this great unpublished Magazine concert!!!!, by the way, a question, do you think you can bring something from Kim Wilde soon?

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Luis, thank you. I've not come across any Kim Wilde concerts yet but I'm always on the look out for things, so maybe 1 will appear at some point. Thanks for the suggestion.