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.
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, 12 September 2014
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).
Burning/Someone Else Will/Blockbuster
Burn On The Flame/Healer
Keep It In
The Lies In Your Eyes
Turn It Down
Set Me Free
Fox On The Run