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 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).
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