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.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Show 78: Gary Numan - Live at The Hammersmith Odeon London - 14 October 1983


We haven't featured Gary Numan for quite a while - Considering he has a career going back to 1977 there aren’t actually that many good quality live recordings lending themselves to the Live and Loud! treatment. However, we have recently obtained a couple that can be done so here’s the first of them!

This was originally a radio broadcast (hence the edited setlist, sadly!). I had a copy of this on tape from 1983 for a long time which was great quality - but lost that some years back and the only copies I could find were poor recordings and low bit rate mp3s. One copy was even in mono!! So it was good to find a decent copy again (and my thanks to Stephen for letting me have these!).

It was rather flat but otherwise in good condition, so not much repair work needed. Instead I spent a lot of time EQ'ing it. It was worth it - if you like your tomtoms aggressive and your synths to make your spine quiver, then you've come to the right place with this one. Loudspeakers please, or at least decent headphones - you'll really notice the difference, even if you have this recording already from elsewhere! :-) Enjoy.

The show is now available to download exclusively for free here. 

Setlist
Remind Me To Smile
Metal
This Prison Moon
Down In The Park
This Is My House
The Iceman Comes
Films
Cars
We Take Mystery (To Bed)
I Die You Die
Me! I Disconnect From You
Love Needs No Disguise
Are "Friends" Electric?

4 comments:

  1. An underrated period for Numan. Solid band, and some great arrangements. They should locate the source recording and issue it as Living Ornaments '83. If they do, they could use this remastering as a guide--amazing job!

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    1. Thanks! Agree with you on the arrangements the reissuing it - shame its not on official release really.

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  2. Thank you thank you , i had a tape of this in the 80s , love it, bringing tears and good memories or one of my fav musicians.

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    1. That's what this site is about - good musical memories. Glad you enjoyed it.

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