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 9: Blancmange - Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK - November 1985


Another gig at an important point in time for the band concerned - in this case, its just as Blancmange were to separate. They'd just released their 3rd album - "Believe You Me" - which didn't do too well and this was their last tour until they got back together a few years ago. An FM radio broadcast, its cleaned up nicely and sounds superb. Neil Arthur is his usual engagingly chatty self.

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
Don't Tell Me    
What's Your Problem    
That's Love That It Is    
Don't You Love It All    
Why Don't They Leave Things Alone    
God's Kitchen    
Lose Your Love    
Paradise Is    
Other Animals    
Game Above My Head    
Living On The Ceiling    
I've Seen The Word    
Kind    
Blind Vision    

6 comments:

  1. So little exists from their live shows. Thank you!!!

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    1. No problem! Another Blancmange show coming very soon.

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  2. Amazing....thank you very very much. Greetings from Czech Rep.

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    1. Thanks - another Blancmange show is coming very soon!

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  3. Amazing....thank you very very much. Greetings from Czech Rep.

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