Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show in 2012 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 - these can also be made to sound better than ever.

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. If you want to support the site with a small donation, you can receive the shows as either separate MP3s or FLACs (your choice) - head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!

If you want to email me, an email link is in my profile in a link in the side panel.

And finally... These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing 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 (as a couple have been already).

Thursday 11 September 2014

Show 2: OMD - Glasgow Apollo, UK, April 1983

A quick request. If you plan on downloading this and putting it on your YouTube channel or your own bootleg page - I don't mind. But a credit to this website where you found it, and a link back to this page would be really appreciated. It helps me gauge which artists are popular - ie more chance of other restorations coming. Don't just steal it and take the credit (you know who you are). Thanks.


This was just under 1 hour taken from an FM radio broadcast of tracks from a gig from the Dazzle Ships tour. I've seen 2 dates for this gig - 22 and 28 April. Thanks to those of you who contributed below - I think we can safely say its now from the 28 April 1983 (you can see a scan of a ticket below). Incidentally, I've been reliably informed that the support that night was provided by The Cocteau Twins.

This recording originally had some gentle noise reduction applied and then 30 band EQ and sounded much better than it did!

2019 UPDATE: While preparing this old show as separate files for a donator to the site, I found I could now improve the show further, over what I’d originally done to the recording several years ago. I worked out it was actually running slightly too slow, so I've corrected that. Paul now doesn't sound like he's taken tranquilisers while singing on Souvenir...! Some extra EQ tweaks and it was done.

You can now download this new version (as of 2019) HERE as 1 new 320kbps MP3 file.

If you would like to have separate tagged MP3s, or even lossless files in FLAC format of the new version, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs.

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Genetic Engineering
She's Leaving
Julia's Song
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
The Romance Of The Telescope
Radio Waves
Bunker Soldiers
Enola Gay
Silent Running


  1. Date is 28th April for certain 100%.
    Thanks for all you share.

  2. All agreed - 22nd April was played at Poole Arts Centre

  3. Thank you - just found your blog. You've some great music to listen to.