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 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).
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
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