Speaking of... the sound quality on this leads something to be desired, especially with the rain in the background, which is a cool effect but doesn't make things any clearer. Sorry! I actually ran the compression/hard-limiting/normalizing process on this twice, which leveled things off but really mashed up the audio in the process (technical term).
One final technical element; I normalized this particular recording to -.1 dB rather than -.01 dB, which means that it's slightly less "loud" but also less likely to clip on your MP3 player. I probably shouldn't be experimenting on a recording that's so radically different in so many other ways as well... but, point being, if it sounds "softer", that's probably because of the levels and not the "live" recording.