Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show 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.

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.

These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing here 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.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Show 51: Devo - The Walker Centre, Minneapolis - 3 November 1978


Devo, at a point in their history before they jumped fully into the synthpop pool and wrote hits like "Whip It". Back in 1978 they were still primarily an edgy, quirky guitar band with synths. Its a great soundboard recording which has polished up really well and sounds first rate.

This was originally stored to stream on mixcloud HERE, but there's also now a download link HERE so you can keep a copy (just click on where it says download - nice and easy!).

Setlist
General Boy Intro
Wiggly World
Pink Pussycat
Satisfaction
Too Much Paranoias
Praying Hands
Uncontrollable Urge
Mongoloid
Jocko Homo
Smart Patrol / Mr DNA
Sloppy
Come Back Jonee
Gut Feeling / Slap Your Mammy
Devo Corporate Anthem
Red Eye Express
Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Show 50: Marilyn Manson - Docklands Arena, London - 24 January 2001


Marilyn Manson, from the 11 month long Guns, God and Government world tour, captured at the Docklands Arena in London on the first UK leg of the tour.

Its an FM radio broadcast originally so sadly isn't the full set - but what's here is pretty damn good! It responded well to some remastering; I hope you enjoy it!

This is stored on mixcloud HERE, where it can be streamed at any time, and there's also now a download link HERE so you can keep a copy (just click on where it says download - nice and easy!).

Setlist
Irresponsible Hate Anthem
The Death Song
Disposable Teens
Tourniquet
The Fight Song
The Nobodies
My Monkey - Lunchbox
Rock Is Dead
The Dope Show
Cruci - fiction In Space
Sweet Dreams
Valentine's Day
The Love Song
The Beautiful People

Show 49: Siouxsie and The Banshees - Janus Landing, St Petersburg, Florida - 22 August 1987


After the release of their 8th album, Through The Looking Glass, the Banshees went on tour to the USA and Canada. This gig is the penultimate gig from that tour.

Its a remastered soundboard recording of the full gig and includes tracks from right through their career to that point.

This is stored on mixcloud HERE, where it can be streamed at any time, and there's also now a download link HERE so you can keep a copy (just click on where it says download - nice and easy!).

Setlist
1. Overground
2. The Hall Of Mirrors
3. Christine
4. Melt!
5. 92 Degrees
6. Slowdive
7. Swimming Horses
8. Take Me Back
9. This Wheel's On Fire
10. Suburban Relapse
11. I Promise
12. Red Light
13. Cities in Dust
14. Spellbound
15. Hong Kong Garden
16. Israel
17. Monitor

Show 48: The Human League - Kant Kino, Berlin - 23 November 1980



A show that proved very very popular on broadcast, and afterwards. There are very few quality live recordings of The Human League and almost nothing from their early days. This one in particular is one of those where the historical value of the gig makes it worth presenting, even if the sound quality is less than perfect. This took a lot of tweaking, to say the least - but its popularity I guess means that people enjoyed it! I think its the best you'll hear them from this time.

Please note that unfortunately the last encore track, Empire State human, wasn't present in the files I received and is therefore missing from this set.

This is available for free download HERE so you can keep a copy (just click on where it says download - nice and easy!).


Setlist
Take On The World
The Path Of Least Resistance
Only After Dark
Dreams Of Leaving
Austerity Girl
I Am The Law
Boys & Girls
Morale
Life Kills
The Word Before Last
Crow And A Baby
The Black Hit Of Space
Almost Medieval
Marianne
Circus Of Death

Show 47: Eurythmics - Night Moves, Glasgow - 25 Feb 1983

Just as they were hitting the big time, shortly after the release of the "Sweet Dreams" single, this is an interesting listen to a band who, of course, went pretty global not long after.

This was originally an FM recording and so is an excerpt of the full gig. Once again its been remastered - the original recording I had was actually at the wrong speed, which made Annie Lennox sound a bit like she was on helium! So a bit more work on this one but I hope you enjoy it!

This is stored on mixcloud HERE, where it can be streamed at any time, and there's also now a download link HERE so you can keep a copy (just click on where it says download - nice and easy!).

The setlist has been corrected a bit from what was included with the original bootleg. The radio show setlist as written differed a bit from the complete setlist as noted on Setlist.fm - hopefully correct now but I've left the full setlist here for info.

Radio Setlist
I've Got An Angel
Never Gonna Cry Again
The Walk
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
I Could Give You (A Mirror)
Satellite Of Love
Favourite Boyfriend
Love Is A Stranger
Somebody Told Me

Full gig setlist taken from Setlist.fm
This Is the House
Never Gonna Cry Again
The Walk
Love Is a Stranger
I've Got an Angel
This City Never Sleeps
Satellite of Love
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Invisible Hands
I Could Give You (a Mirror)
Somebody Told Me
Wrap It Up
Jennifer
Tous les garçons et les filles
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Show 46: A Flock of Seagulls - Top Rank, Brighton, UK - 1 May 1983



Captured on tour ahead of the release of their 2nd album "Listen", this was originally an FM radio recording which captures excerpts from their gig that night in Brighton - featuring plenty from the first album, and a few from "Listen".

This is stored on mixcloud HERE, where it can be streamed at any time, and there's also now a download link HERE so you can keep a copy (just click on where it says download - nice and easy!).


Setlist
Messages Standing In The Doorway
The Traveller
Committed
The Fall
Space Age Love Song
D.N.A.
Electrics
Man Made
You Can Run
Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
I Ran (So Far Away) / Outro

Show 45: Depeche Mode - Hammersmith Odeon, London - 3 November 1984


From early on in their world tour following the release of their 4th album, Some Great Reward, this was originally an FM radio broadcast and so only contains part of the tour set, rather than the whole gig. It responded well to EQ and mastering and sounds excellent.

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Something to Do
Puppets
If You Want
People Are People
Leave in Silence
Somebody
Ice Machine
Lie to Me
Master and Servant
Photographic
Everything Counts
See You

Show 44: Ultravox - Hot Club, Philadelphia, USA - 23 February 1979


Another show from Ultravox now - from their very last tour of the USA just before singer John Foxx and guitarist Robin Simon decided to leave and Ultravox were effectively put on hold until Midge Ure joined later on that year and they reinvented themselves.

A clear soundboard recording, this has responded brilliantly to some EQ and mastering and sounds crystal clear. Enjoy! The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
The Man Who Dies Everyday
Slipaway
Slow Motion
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Artificial Life
Just for a Moment
He's a Liquid
Quiet Men
I Can't Stay Long
Someone Else's Clothes
Blue Light
My Sex

Show 43: Japan - Their Final Concert - Nagoya, Japan - 16 December 1982


From the same tour that produced the Oil On Canvas list album, listen to this gig and compare it with the show from the Polaroids tour taken from the year before. Here they sound like a band worn out by their differences, keen for the adventure to end. And this night, it did. This is the very last gig Japan ever played together.

This is a soundboard recording but the quality isn't quite A1 - however, its responded pretty well to the fairy dust I've sprinkled on it so I hope you agree its more than listenable. The occasion was recorded and deserves to be heard.

Incidentally, die hard Japan fans will know 2 tracks are missing from the setlist here. There is an unofficial vinyl double album bootleg of this gig which is the only place you can find the final 2 tracks  played on the night - "Life In Tokyo" and "Fall In Love With Me". If anyone has a copy of that, do let me know!

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).



Setlist
Sons Of Pioneers
Alien
Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Swing
Cantonese Boy
Visions Of China
Nightporter
Canton
Ghosts
Still Life In Mobile Homes
Methods Of Dance
Quiet Life
European Son
The Art Of Parties

Show 42: The Police - The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan - 2 Feb 1981


The Police went mega, I guess, with the release of their 3rd album, Zenyatta Mondatta in 1980. This show captures them on their world tour early the following year, following that album's release, at the famous Japanese venue.

This was a soundboard recording which has scrubbed up really and sounds very clear and punchy.

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
01. Don't Stand So Close To Me
02. Walking On The Moon
03. Deathwish
04. Fall Out
05. Man In A Suitcase
06. Bring On The Night
07. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
08. Truth Hits Everybody
09. When the World Is Running Down...
10. Bed's Too Big Without You
11. Driven To Tears
12. Message In A Bottle
13. Roxanne
14. Can't Stand Losing You
15. So Lonely

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Show 41: Pet Shop Boys - Wembley Arena, London - 9 June 1991


Coming towards the end of their Performance world tour of 1991, this gig captures the Pet Shop Boys with just a couple of gigs to come, at Wembley Arena in London.  An FM radio recording featuring tracks from the full set, this has scrubbed up nicely.

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave
It's a Sin
What Have I Done to Deserve This?
My October Symphony
Suburbia
So Hard
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)
Where the Streets Have No Name
West End Girls
Jealousy
Always on My Mind

Show 40: The Beatles - Live in Sweden 1963 and Japan 1966


Two recordings for the price of one - from Swedish radio on 24 October 1963, recorded (as you'll hear) in front of a live audience the Karlaplan Studio, and from 30 June 1966 at the Budokan Hall, in Tokyo.

Rather than me waffle on and repeat information already elsewhere, there's a web page about the performance on Swedish radio here. Suffice to say, John Lennon apparently thought it was the best live recording there ever was of the Beatles.

The second recording from the Budokan was possibly a radio broadcast at the time - soundboard recordings are usually known for the audience being quiet and they're certainly not here! Featuring live renditions of "Yesterday" and "Nowhere Man" its an interesting snapshot of The Beatles just as they were about to give up live tours altogether a couple of months later.

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist - Sweden 1963
I Saw Her Standing There
From Me To You
Money (That's What I Want)
Roll Over Beethoven
You Really Got A Hold On Me
She Loves You
Twist and Shout

Setlist - The Budokan Hall, 1966
Rock and Roll Music
She's a Woman
If I Needed Someone
Day Tripper
Baby's in Black
I Feel Fine
Yesterday
I Wanna Be Your Man
Nowhere Man
Paperback Writer
I'm Down

Show 39: Yazoo - The Dominion Theatre, London - 22 November 1982


From their 1 and only tour while they were together originally, comes this recording of Yazoo with the full and complete set from their gig at The Dominion with the instrumental, "Chinese Detectives" restored into the set after "Midnight". Slightly lesser sound quality than the rest of the gig but better its there I think, than not!

This one probably took the most amount of work to restore. I had 2 versions of this - 1 being better quality than the other, but the poor quality one had more tracks in it! And the better quality one was actually at the wrong speed! Anyway, all that work means Yazoo fans finally get a complete gig in decent sound quality. Its turned out pretty well and I think sounds far better than the originals I worked from. I hope you enjoy it.

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).


Setlist
01 Situation
02 Too Pieces
03 Goodbye 70s
04 Winter Kills
05 Bad Connection
06 Tuesday
07 Bring Your Love Down
08 Midnight
09 Chinese Detectives
10 In My Room
11 Don't Go
12 The Other Side Of Love
13 Ode To Boy
14 Only You
15 Situation (12 inch version)

Show 38: Adam And The Ants - Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan - 8 October 1981


This is taken from the world tour which took up much of 1981, which followed on the back of the successful release of the "Kings of The Wild Frontier" album in the Autumn of 1980. I think this was also the soundtrack to a long deleted VHS video of the gig. It still needed a bit of work to bring out the sound quality but really responded well to some studio magic.

Its a great record of the Ants live, driven by the powerhouse of 2 drummers, and complete with screaming audience! The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Antmusic
Magnificent Five
Stand and Deliver
Don't Be Square (Be There)
Ants Invasion
Killer In The Home
Never Trust A Man (With Egg On His Face)
Kick
Press Darlings
Christian Dior
Los Rancheros
Car Trouble
Dog Eat Dog
Kings of The Wild Frontier
Physical (You're So)

Show 37: Elvis Presley - Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas - 16 May 1956


The earliest recording its been my pleasure to come across so far. Clearly its not comparable to an FM radio or soundboard recording as such but is a wonderful snapshot of a historic moment in musical history. Elvis Presley live in concert after the release of his huge hit single Heartbreak Hotel. Recorded by a radio DJ (who you can hear on the recording here and there), the recording was rather muddy and DJ Fontana on drums was almost unheard - I've done what I can to bring out the instruments and reduce noise and its certainly very listenable.

As you can see Hound Dog appears twice, once as the normal speed version and once as a slower reprise - which was probably an excellent excuse for Elvis to gyrate his hips, judging by the amount of screaming from the girls in the audience! As a bonus, the recording closes with a brief interview with Elvis backstage after the show - hardly in depth but certainly an interesting historical piece.

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).


Incidentally, when I originally broadcast this show, a listener sent me this photo which was actually taken at the same show. Helps bring the recording to life a little!

Setlist
01. Heartbreak Hotel
02. Long Tall Sally
03. I Was The One
04. Money Honey
05. I Got A Woman
06. Blue Suede Shoes
07. Hound Dog (fast version)
08. Hound Dog (slow version)
09. The Little Rock Interview

Show 36: Simon and Garfunkel - The Hollywood Bowl, California - 23 August 1968



They released their 4th album "Bookends" in March 1968 and spent a lot of time gigging that year. Clearly, playing the Hollywood Bowl, they were a big deal by 1968 and they deliver a superb set in this recording.

A wonderful performance full of energy and good humour. The performance was recorded by Al Kooper, and was possibly intended for an official live album. A few recording anomalies (the guitar hitting Paul's mic stand and tape saturation) likely commanded a veto from the CBS Records executives. It's a shame, because, aside from a few recording baubles, the show is certainly worth an official release. I hope you enjoy this version instead! Of special note are the performances of "Overs," "At The Zoo," "Leaves That Are Green," "The Dangling Conversation," and "Old Friends / Bookends."

I'm told this recording was released as a bootleg entitled "Voice of Intelligent Dissent" in its original form. I hope those of you who know that enjoy what I've done with it. Its a soundboard recording of the full gig and with some noise reduction and light tidying up, it sounds superb. I hope you enjoy it. The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
01. Mrs. Robinson
02. Homeward Bound
03. April Come She Will
04. Fakin' It
05. Overs
06. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
07. America
08. A Most Peculiar Man
09. I Am A Rock
10. At The Zoo
11. Scarborough Fair/Canticle
12. Bye Bye Love
13. Cloudy
14. Leaves That Are Green
14! Punky's Dilemma
15. Benedictus
16. The Dangling Conversation
17. For Emily Wherever I May Find Her
18. A Poem On The Underground Wall
19. Anji
20. The Sound Of Silence
21. Richard Cory
22. Old Friends
23. He Was My Brother

Show 35: Bauhaus - Larry's Hideaway, Toronto, Canada - 4 December 1982


From a month long tour of the USA and Canada shortly after the release of their 3rd album "The Sky's Gone Out".

Pretty sure this is a soundboard recording - in any case, it was a good quality recording which responded really well to remastering - its superb now. If you like Bauhaus, you may have heard this gig before - but not like this. Enjoy!

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Third Uncle
Silent Hedges
In Fear of Fear
A Spy In The Cab
Terror Couple Kill Colonel
She's In Parties
Rosegarden Funeral of Sores
Antonin Atraud
Passion of Lovers
The Three Shadows Part III
Night Time
Hair of The Dog
Kick In The Eye
In The Night

Show 34: Spandau Ballet - Rotterdam, Netherlands - 30 September 1983


This features Spandau Ballet at the height of their popularity after the release of "True", which became a big hit in the Netherlands and when the follow single "Gold" had just broke into the top 5.

I'm pretty sure this was an FM radio recording - it originally came to me from 1 of my listeners, who asked me to have a go at remastering it for broadcast. If you're a fan of Spandau, I think you'll agree it was worth the work.

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Foundation
Communication
Pleasure
Code of Love
Gold
The Freeze
Glow
Lifeline
Heaven Is A Secret
Paint Me Down
Instinction
Chant No.1
To Cut A Long Story Short

Show 33: Squeeze - Montego Bay, Jamaica - 26 November 1982


Squeeze make their debut on Live and Loud! with this set from an annual festival held in Jamaica. They appeared on the same bill on this night as Aretha Franklin and...The Beach Boys, believe it or not. Featuring a set including hits and a couple of interesting covers, Squeeze show what a good live band they were.

This is a soundboard recording which has responded really well to polishing and sounds fantastic. Hope you enjoy!

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
01. Another Nail In My Heart
02. In Quintessence
03. Cool For Cats
04. Annie Get Your Gun
05. Take Me I'm Yours
06. Out Of Touch
07. I Can't Hold On
08. Tracks Of My Tears
09. Is That Love?
10. Tempted
11. Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
12. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
13. Time Is Tight
14. Messed Around

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Show 32: Gary Numan - Max Bell Centre, Calgary, Canada - 12 November 1980


Numan released his second solo album "Telekon" in the Autumn of 1980 and embarked on his second major tour in 12 months - and his second in the USA and Canada in 7 months. This recording features the full set from the very last night of the Teletour, after he'd already made up his mind that he would retire from touring. The show gets better through the set I think, and the last song in the set, We Are Glass, is especially exciting with lots of analogue synths squawking away.

This is a soundboard recording and had deteriorated with age a bit. EQ'ing and remastering has brought out the best of it I think and its very listenable - certainly proved popular with Numan fans.

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
This Wreckage
Remind Me to Smile
Complex
Telekon
Me! I Disconnect From You
Cars
Conversation
Airlane
M.E.
Everyday I Die
Remember I Was Vapour
Are 'Friends' Electric?
The Joy Circuit
I Die:You Die
I Dream of Wires
Down in the Park
Tracks
We Are Glass

Show 31: Kraftwerk - Captain Video, Paris, France - 6 July 1981


EDIT: Since this page (and the remaster) were done, its come to light that the recording is NOT from 7 June, but from 6 July! The gig is still in Paris, at a venue called Captain Video - which also is referred to as Studio Gabriel on more than 1 source on the internet. Copies of a ticket and advert from the gig are shown below. And I must also give thanks to Arnaud, from a Kraftwerk group on Facebook for helping identify this gig properly.

Kraftwerk embarked on their Computerworld tour after the release in May 1981 of the album with the same name. They ended up on tour until the end of the year. This gig is from the early part of the tour and for me provides an interesting contrast to the Kraftwerk of today, where everything is note perfect, ordered, clinical, sterile. Back in 1981 there was an awful lot of synths being played manually and so timing errors and bum notes are clearly evident! And also towards the end of the gig, it does actually sound like they're really into it and excited! This is the Kraftwerk I prefer, if I'm honest. They may not be perfect but it does make for a more interesting and less predictable performance.

I think this was a soundboard - the quality really wasn't very good however and went through a few generations I think before I got it. There was a good amount of restoration and remastering on this one; so while its not quite as clear as some of the shows in this archive, I think its been worth it.

The show is available for download HERE.

Setlist
Numbers
Computerworld
Home Computer
Computer Love
The Model
Neonlights
Radioaktivity
Die Stimme der Energie
Ohm Sweet Ohm
Autobahn
The Hall of Mirrors
Les Mannequins
Trans-Europe Express
Le Mini Calculateur
The Robots
Its More Fun To Compute


An advert for the gig:
  

And also a ticket:
 

Show 29: The Undertones - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 15 March 1980


The Undertones had just finished recording their 2nd album, Hypnotised, then embarked on a tour of Ireland and Europe. This particular gig is taken from a gig recorded for Dutch radio at the time. I'm guessing its not the complete show as its only about 36 minutes long but despite that, they crammed in 14 songs!

Being an FM radio broadcast, the mix was ok but the copy I had wasn't the greatest and needed quite a bit of work to restore. That said, it sounds very listenable now - and certainly better than the original.  I hope you agree.

The show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
01. I Wanna Be A Male Model
02. Tearproof
03. Teenage Kicks
04. Jimmy Jimmy
05. The Way Girls Talk
06. There Goes Norman
07. Get Over You
08. Whizz Kids
09. Family Entertainment
10. True Confessions
11. Here Comes The Summer
12. She’s A Runaround
13. Girls Don’t Like It
14. Rock And Roll

Show 28: OMD - Kant Kino, Berlin, Germany - 8 December 1980


A short tour of the UK and Europe followed the release of their 2nd album "Organisation" in the Autumn of 1980 and this soundboard recording is taken from that tour. The crowd were so enthusiastic that night the band were forced to come back on for a second encore - and as Andy McCluskey had to admit, had run out of material, so several songs were played twice! Its a great performance; a great gig by a band still in the early stages of their career.

The soundboard recording needed a bit of work - being over 30 years old - but has polished up well and responded to some remastering. I hope you agree; this one certainly proved popular with many OMD fans.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE.

Setlist
I Betray My Friends
Stanlow
Pretending To See The Future
Almost
Messages
Annex
Mystereality
Julia's Song
Motion and Heart
The More I See You
Promise
Statues
Dancing
Red Frame/White Light
Electricity
Bunker Soldiers
Enola Gay

Waiting For The Man
Electricity

Julia's Song
Enola Gay

Show 27: Japan - Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK - 7 February 1981


From the tour in support of their 4th album, "Gentlemen Take Polaroids", comes this FM radio recording featuring a selection of tracks from their live set. Its interesting to compare this performance with the later Japan show I did, from their last tour before splitting up. They have far more vibrancy and enthusiasm here, I think.

The recording needed a bit of repair but responded well to remastering and has proved very popular among Japan fans.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Swing
Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Alien
Rhodesia
Quiet Life
My New Career
Taking Islands In Africa
Methods Of Dance
Ain't That Peculiar
Halloween
European Son

Show 26: Queen - The Summit Arena, Houston, Texas, USA - 11 December 1977


From their News of The World tour - which started with a warm up gig in London in October 1977 and ended there in May 1978 - comes this powerhouse of a show from early on in the tour while they were in the USA. Its a fantastic soundboard recording which it was a pleasure to work on and improve - this version sounds really excellent.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
We Will Rock You
(Slow/Fast)
Brighton Rock
Somebody to Love
Death on Two Legs
Killer Queen
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
I'm in Love with My Car
Get Down, Make Love
The Millionaire Waltz
You're My Best Friend
Liar
Love of My Life
'39
My Melancholy Blues
White Man
The Prophet's Song
Now I'm Here
Stone Cold Crazy
Bohemian Rhapsody
Keep Yourself Alive
Tie Your Mother Down

We Will Rock You
We Are the Champions
Sheer Heart Attack
Jailhouse Rock
God Save the Queen






Show 25: Teardrop Explodes - Guildford Civic Hall, UK - 18 June 1981


A show from their UK tour at the height of their popularity - with their debut album released the previous year and 2 hit singles in 1981. Including tracks from that album and their second, due to be released a few months later - including Passionate Friend, which would be their next hit single.

This was an FM radio broadcast and has responded well to remastering - plenty of punch to this show.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE.

Setlist
Read It In Books
Thief of Baghdad
Sleeping Gas
Passionate Friend
Just Like Leila Khaled Said
Suffocate
The Poppies Are In The Field
Culture Bunker
Reward
Went Crazy
Screaming Secrets
When I Dream
The Great Dominions
Treason

Friday, 12 September 2014

Show 24: Mike Oldfield - The Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany - 2 November 1982


Please note: I originally did this in early 2013. Since then, this gig - without Platinum Pts 1 and 2 and Ommadawn Pt 1 but with the addition of Guilty - has been remixed, remastered and released officially now as extras on the reissue of the Five Miles Out album. BUY THAT. I have it and its superb - the quality more than surpasses this recording. So if you like this, buy that (if you don't have it already).

The Five Miles Out world tour kicked off in April 1982 in Brooklyn, USA and didn't finish until December that year in Munich, Germany. The tour took in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, the UK and many dates in mainland Europe. 

This was a good soundboard recording that has appeared on a few bootlegs over the years; it was a real pleasure to remaster this - it really does sound superbly clear now and captures a great performance in superb detail.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for free download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Tubular Bells, Part 1
Platinum, Parts 1 and 2
Ommadawn, Part 1
Sheba
Mirage
Family Man
Taurus II
Mount Teidi
Five Miles Out


Show 23: Devo - The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, USA - 11 November 1982


A gig from their groundbreaking tour after the release of their "Oh No Its Devo" album in 1982, which featured them performing against live video synchronised alongside the songs. Not something that was generally undertaken back then when equipment was far more primitive then than now. There are a couple of songs faded out where they had been cut off in the original recording - but this is still the best record of this tour (that I've found, anyway)

This is a soundboard recording and has responded really well to remastering - as a Devo fan myself I might be a bit biased but I think it sounds really really good.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Time Out for Fun
Patterns
Speed Racer
Big Mess
Peek-a-Boo
Out of Sync
That's Good
Freedom Of Choice Theme
Whip It
Girl U Want
Planet Earth
Deep Sleep
Jocko Homo
Uncontrollable Urge
Gates of Steel
Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy)
Beautiful World

Show 22: Simple Minds - Werchter Festival, Belgium - 3 July 1983


I must admit that while I'm quite a fan of Simple Minds from their early days, by 1983 they'd gone a bit overblown for my tastes - but then, that's just as they got really popular I suppose, so what do I know?! :-)

This is a soundboard recording which is slightly bass heavy even after remastering but still acts as a great record of Simple Minds appearing at this annual festival in Werchter, Belgium.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Premonition
Hunter and The Hunted
The Big Sleep
The American
Glittering Prize
King Is White and In The Crowd
Thirty Frames a Second
Promised You a Miracle
Someone Somewhere In Summertime
Street Hassle
New Gold Dream

Show 21: Depeche Mode - 1981 and 1980


2 for the price of 1 this time - I found these gigs and couldn't resist trying to restore them. Depeche Mode just before they hit the big time. The 1981 gig is a real gem - a gig 2 weeks after New Life, their first single to breach the charts, was released. I think this was a soundboard recording, its polished up really well - an exciting, raw performance with nothing but a reel to reel tape recorder and analogue synths.

And if you ever wondered how Just Can't Get Enough would sound starting with a bossa nova rhythm...well, you came to the right place...

Its rather short so I broadcast it along with an even earlier gig I found - one of their gigs from the Bridgehouse in London from October 1980, several months before the release of their first single, "Dreaming of Me". This one is an audience recording and had been "restored" by someone already to remove tape hiss - not too well. So while I was able to make it pretty listenable, its not the same audio standard as the main show, hence it being a bonus here and not the main show. Even so, its fascinating and still entertaining to hear DM play several unreleased tracks and early versions of other songs which would become well known later.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE

Playlists
Croc's, Rayleigh, Essex, 27 June 1981
Television Set
Dreaming of Me
Big Muff
New Life
Boys Say Go!
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Price of Love
Just Can't Get Enough
Photographic

Bridgehouse, London, 30 October 1980
Big Muff
Ice Machine
The Price of Love
Dreaming of Me
New Life
Television Set
Tomorrow's Dance
Reason Man
Photographic

Show 19: Blondie - Paradise Ballroom, Boston, USA - 27 May 1978


Raw performance (and recording!) of Blondie from just before they really hit the big time. An FM radio recording, the quality was pretty muddy but some EQ has brought it out a bit and cleared things a little and while its still not high fidelity, its a great, raw record of a band about to go global.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).


Playlist
01. X Offender
02. Detroit 442
03. A Shark in Jet's Clothing
04. In The Sun
05. (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear
06. Denise
07. Fan Mail
08. Look Good In Blue
09. Man Overboard
10. Cautious Lip
11. I'm On E
12. I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No
13. In The Flesh
14. Kidnapper
15. Rip Her To Shreds
16. Youth Nabbed As Sniper
17. I'm Gonna Love You Too
18. Jet Boy
19. Kung Fu Girls

Show 18: ABBA - Live In 1979


A bootleg (originally called Sweet Dreams Are Made of This) containing performances from a gig at Wembley in London in late 1979 apparently, plus material from a TV special. My initial research suggested it was 1981 - but that was definitely wrong; they're 1979. I couldn't find out much more, however!

What I CAN tell you is that some EQ and remastering brought out the quality nicely and this has proved to be one of the most popular broadcasts I did.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Voulez-Vous    
Knowing Me, Knowing You    
Chiquitita    
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme    
Super Trouper    
I Have A Dream    
The Name Of The Game / Eagle    
Thank You For The Music    
Two For The Price Of One    
Slipping Through Your Soul    
Me And I    
Summer Night City    
Take A Chance On Me    
The Way Old Friends Do    
Waterloo    
Dancing Queen

Show 17: The Comsat Angels - Rotterdam Arena, Netherlands - 22 October 1983


A band from Sheffield who had much critical acclaim but sadly little commercial success. They'd just recorded their fourth album "Land" when this gig took place. This was an FM recording (broadcast, I assume,  in the Netherlands, seeing as that's where the gig is from!) and has polished up nicely.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Nature Trails
Will You Stay Tonight
Mister Memory
Do the Empty House
Total War
A World Away
Alicia (Can You Hear Me)
I Know That Feeling
Real Story
What Else?!
Waiting for a Miracle
Island Heart
Independence Day

Show 16: Ultravox - Marquee, London, UK - 26 December 1978


The last John Foxx-led incarnation of Ultravox, playing at the old Marquee club in London, on Boxing Day (no rest for the wicked!). They'd already released their 3rd (and arguably most influential) album, Systems of Romance and would split up just a few short months later. The set also features two tracks which Ultravox never released - but which would be released later by John Foxx on his first two solo albums.

This was a fairly battered soundboard recording released on vinyl, which had since been through a few generations I think - even so, the studio trickery has made it more than listenable - its a great record of a great band at their creative peak. I remember when I broadcast this, someone got in touch to tell me they were listening and this was the first gig they were ever taken to and what great memories it brought back. Comments like that - and hearing how much people enjoy listening to them - make the time spent on these more than worthwhile.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
The Man Who Dies Everyday
Slip Away
Some of Them
Slow Motion
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Artificial Life
Just for a Moment
Quiet Men
I Can't Stay Long
He's a Liquid
Walk Away
Young Savage
Someone Else's Clothes
Blue Light
ROckwrok

Show 15: Talk Talk - Plaza de Toros, Salamanca, Spain, 10 September 1986


This was originally a gig broadcast on Spanish television at the time and this was a fairly dry soundboard mix I think. Its responded fairly well to remastering, so if you like Talk Talk in their later period, you will enjoy this. The recording seemed to be a little bit slow, so I corrected that too.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Talk Talk
Dum Dum Girl
Call it the Night Boy
Tomorrow Started
My Foolish Friend
Life Is What You Make It
Mirror Man
Does Caroline Know?
It's You
Living In Another World
Give It Up
It's My Life
Such a Shame
Renée

Show 13: The Sweet - At Eissporthalle Berlin, Germany - 16 May 1976


In 1976 The Sweet finally broke away from their songwriters and penned their own first album, Give Us A Wink. Always popular in Germany, this gig is a soundboard recording of their night in Berlin and features their...unusual twist on some of the lyrics to their hits! I remember this one took a while to work on - some tape faults, noise and a fair bit of EQ - but for a mid 70s recording it sounds pretty damn decent now - enjoy!

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Ballroom Blitz
Yesterday´s Rain
Burning/Someone Else Will/Blockbuster
Restless
Cockroach
Burn On The Flame/Healer
AC/DC
Keep It In
The Lies In Your Eyes
The Sixteens
Turn It Down
Action
Set Me Free
Fox On The Run 
Sweet F.A. 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Show 12: Duran Duran - Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK - 3 November 1982


Taken from the Rio tour and featuring a great set picking some of the best tracks from their first 2 albums, this was originally an FM radio broadcast and has polished up nicely - it really does sound excellent.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Rio
Hungry Like the Wolf
Last Chance on the Stairway
Lonely in Your Nightmare
Sound of Thunder
Night Boat
New Religion
Friends of Mine
Save a Prayer
Planet Earth
Hold Back the Rain
Careless Memories

Show 11: Depeche Mode - Tiffany's Glasgow - 21 February 1982


Another pivotal gig this one - this captures Depeche Mode on the See You tour, shortly after Vince Clarke left in November 1981 and after recruiting Alan Wilder to the lineup as his replacement. "See You", the first single written by Martin Gore, was released 1 month before this gig and the setlist features what would become their next single, "The Meaning of Love". An interesting snapshot of a band at the early stages of transition and featuring a bizarre choice of a Gerry and The Pacemakers song as an encore!

This was an FM radio broadcast and has polished up extremely well - if you didn't hear it at the time, you're in for a treat! Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Shout
I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
Boys Say Go!
Puppets
See You
Big Muff
Now, This Is Fun
Ice Machine
New Life
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Meaning of Love
Just Can't Get Enough
What's Your Name?
Photographic
Dreaming of Me
I Like It

Show 10: Kraftwerk - Museum Of Modern Art, New York, 13 April 2012


One of several nights performing at this venue in New York in April 2012, this recording is of the performance nominally highlighting the Man Machine album (but still with a setlist spanning most of their career). This was one of the few recordings taken from the audience in the Live And Loud! series but I hope you'll agree its an important enough recording to warrant broadcast. Remastering and EQ has helped make the most of this one and has resulted in a very clear recording.

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
The Man-Machine
Spacelab
Metropolis
The Model
Neon Lights
The Robots
Autobahn
Radioactivity
Trans-Europe Express / Abzug / Metal on Metal
Numbers
Computer World
It's More Fun to Compute / Home Computer
Tour de France 1983
Tour de France 2003
Planet of Visions
Boing Boom Tschak
Techno Pop
Musique Non Stop

Show 9: Blancmange - Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK - November 1985


Please note, this download is no longer available. As of 2017, Blancmange are releasing a boxed set of CDs (and downloads at some point) called The Blanc Tapes which will include a recording of this gig, so if you want it from here on in, please go and grab the official one. Available in August, more info can be had on that release here.

This page is therefore left here for information only. Thanks to around 600 of you for downloading it.

Another gig at an important point in time for the band concerned - in this case, its just as Blancmange were to separate. They'd just released their 3rd album - "Believe You Me" - which didn't do too well and this was their last tour until they got back together a few years ago. An FM radio broadcast, its cleaned up nicely and sounds superb. Neil Arthur is his usual engagingly chatty self.

Setlist
Don't Tell Me    
What's Your Problem    
That's Love That It Is    
Don't You Love It All    
Why Don't They Leave Things Alone    
God's Kitchen    
Lose Your Love    
Paradise Is    
Other Animals    
Game Above My Head    
Living On The Ceiling    
I've Seen The Word    
Kind    
Blind Vision    

Show 8: Boomtown Rats - Middlesex Polytechnic, UK, 22 September 1978


This was an FM radio broadcast I found on the web (I forget where) and is a great early show from the Rats - a very powerful performance. This gig catches them at a pivotal point in their career - Rat Trap was due to be released a few weeks later and would become their first number one single in the UK.

While the source was pretty clear and in decent condition luckily, a bit of EQ and remastering certainly hasn't done this any harm at all - enjoy! Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Playlist
Mary of the 4th Form
Me and Howard Hughes
(I Never Loved) Eva Braun
Don't Believe What You Read
Rat Trap
Kicks
Joey's on the Street Again
Living On an Island
(She's Gonna) Do You In
Like Clockwork
She's So Modern
Looking After No. 1

Show 7: David Bowie - Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, USA, 5 September 1974


I was really pleased to find this one - from the later, second leg of the the 1974 tour, an alternative gig to the gigs in Philadelphia which formed the official release David Live! with some different band members. Its a full soundboard recording - and of course, a complete live record of one gig, not a composite. It  responded pretty well to some tarting up!

I'm happy to say the remaster I did was downloaded nearly 2000 times in the time it was up, so thanks to all who grabbed it and spread the word. However, the link to this show has now been removed.

Why? Well, it was released officially for the first time in 2017 for Record Store Day - and Tony Visconti himself remastered from the original tapes - while my remaster was a big improvement on the existing bootlegs, the gig will never sound better than with TV remastering it. And in keeping with my own thoughts on this - once the whole recording is released officially it comes off the archive. More info on the official release here.

EDIT May 2017: The vinyl reissue is now being made available on CD too! Great news. Check it out here


Setlist
1984
Rebel Rebel
Moonage Daydream
Sweet Thing
Changes
Suffragette City
Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
All the Young Dudes
Cracked Actor
Rock 'n' Roll With Me
Knock on Wood
It's Gonna Be Me
Space Oddity
Diamond Dogs
Big Brother
Time
The Jean Genie
Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
John, I'm Only Dancing

Show 6: Ultravox - Crystal Palace Bowl, London, UK, 13 June 1981



From the Crystal Palace Garden Party - what used to be an annual gig - held in south London. Not absolutely sure this is a complete set - I've seen some discussion that suggested they had Quiet Men and possibly Slow Motion in the set as well - but either way it is a pretty rare recording. Private Lives, taken from this set, was used as a b-side at 1 point, but the version here is from the same source as the rest of the show.

Some EQ'ing and a little repairing of the sound quality has worked wonders; hope you enjoy it! Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Private Lives
Passionate Reply
The Thin Wall
Mr X
Western Promise
Vienna
All Stood Still
Sleepwalk
Astradyne

Show 5: Gary Numan - The Palladium, New York, USA, 24 February 1980

Gary Numan followed up his debut national tour of the UK in the Autumn of 1979 by taking the Touring Principle tour into Europe and then across the world. By early 1980 he was touring the USA and Canada. This set features some changes from the UK tour, including an early version of Remind Me To Smile, which featured on the Telekon album released 8 months later.

I can't remember if this was originally an FM recording or a soundboard - sounds to me like a soundboard as its quite flat (or it was before I EQ'ed it) but its not the complete gig either, which is unusual (but not unknown) for soundboards. Anyway, I tidied it up a bit and its a great addition to any Numan collection with some raw sounding synthing all the way through!

Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Airlane
Me! I Disconnect From You
Praying to the Aliens
M.E.
Films
We Are So Fragile
Are 'Friends' Electric?
Remind Me to Smile
Conversation
Metal
Replicas
I Die: You Die
Down in the Park
Bombers
Tracks

Show 3: Bauhaus - At Orpheum Theatre, Boston, USA, 13 November 2005


Well who ever thought Bauhaus would get back together, AGAIN? They originally broke up in 1983, Then reunited in 1998. Then again in 2005. They initially played in the USA and Canada in the Autumn of 2005, which is where this gig is from. Originally released as a limited edition on CD-R in 2006 I believe. Its been long deleted so should be safe to post here; I found it on a blog site some years later.

I've EQ'ed it a bit and I think it sounds great. Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Burning From The Inside
In the Flat Field
God in an Alcove
In Fear of Fear
Terror Couple Kills Colonel
Swing the Heartache
She's in Parties
The Passion of Lovers
Silent Hedges
Kick in the Eye
Hollow Hills
Rosegarden Funeral of Sores
Stigmata Martyr
Hair of the Dog
Dark Entries
Slice of Life
Telegram Sam
Ziggy Stardust
Bela Lugosi's Dead

Show 2: OMD - Glasgow Apollo, UK, April 1983

This was just under 1 hour taken from an FM radio broadcast of tracks from a gig from the Dazzle Ships tour. I've seen 2 dates for this gig - 22 and 28 April. Thanks to those of you who contributed below - I think we can safely say its now from the 28 April 1983.

Again, just some noise reduction and EQ I think. Sounds fantastic anyway! Now available as a 320 kbps mp3 for the first time, the show is available for download HERE (the link also allows you to just stream it, if you wish).

Setlist
Genetic Engineering
Messages
She's Leaving
Georgia
Julia's Song
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
The Romance Of The Telescope
Souvenir
Telegraph
Radio Waves
Bunker Soldiers
Enola Gay
Silent Running