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.
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!
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).
Sunday, 20 September 2015
1 Year On - All Updated
Shows 1 - 29 and 31 - 57 are once again available - and all are now available to stream or download as 320 kbps mp3s.
The odd one out is Show 30 - Jean Michel Jarre in Egypt from 1999. The remaster file is lost and so the show will need redoing. It will be - but for now, I hope you enjoy the rest of what's available - and new shows going forward.
Tentative plans at the moment for Live and Loud! to reappear via another radio station but these things take time to sort out. More news (and thus new shows) once more is known. New shows will appear - just a question of where (before they come here, of course!).