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.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

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

2 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Discovered your blog through Guitar101 but I'll comment here since I'm not registered over there. I'm downloading my first 2 concerts (Bauhaus) which I'll listen to on my way to work on Monday. I have 1 of the CDs from that series 30 October 2005. If you want I can send you the files (it might take a long time because I have a poor connection at the moment.)
    I was wondering (being a bit nerdy meself!) is there any chance of getting all these concerts in FLAC? I see that there are a fair few and starting all over again I'm sure would be depressing for you! Anyway, just wanted to ask. Don't hesitate for the concert I mentioned. The setlist is similar but the atmosphere might be different what with it being Halloween and all.

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    1. Hi, many of the gig recordings I have are lossy format to start with. All of the remasters I've done have been saved as 320kbps mp3 - so saving a remaster as FLAC won't really make a big difference in sound quality. Redoing remasters isn't really a good use of my time I'm afraid - most people are happy with the mp3s and I have a long list of new gigs to do. Its possible that original gigs I DO get in FLAC format could be remastered and saved as flac as well as mp3 in future. Thanks for the suggestion!

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