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 25 December 2014

End of Another Live and Loud! Season

We're now done for a month or two. :-) I have to say thank you to those of you who have taken an interest in the shows and enjoy them as much as I do - especially those who take the time to get in touch and send me their thoughts or thanks. I don't suppose many of you enjoy every show (I do, oddly!) but its been great to get feedback from people who appreciate the work that goes into these.

The show is now taking a short break but Live and Loud! WILL return in 2015. There are still shows outstanding I've not had chance to do, as well as new ones of course that surface from time to time. I have to say that most recent gig recordings I've heard are decent quality already - so probably won't feature on here. The whole point of Live and Loud! was to resurrect and make listenable older recordings that might otherwise disappear.

As I say - loads still to do. So keep an eye on this site - I'll be updating it with the latest news as and when I know its returning, and which shows are being done.

Still on the lookout for good soundboard and FM radio recordings - so if you have any that might be of interest - please do GET IN TOUCH! Some of the shows I've done so far have been listeners who have sent in recordings from their own collections.

To all listeners - Merry Christmas. Have a peaceful holiday season and I wish you only good things for 2015.

See you soon :)

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