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.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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).
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?
11. Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
12. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
13. Time Is Tight
14. Messed Around