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).

Monday 12 September 2016

Live and Loud Archive is 2 years old (part 2)

With this site reaching the grand old age of 2 yesterday, I totted up how many downloads there had been since the shows started in 2012. No big surprise that the bands I've done the most shows of have had the most downloads but if you're curious to know just how many there have been, now you know.

The last post was based on how many times each show page on here has been read - that doesn't always equate to someone downloading a show. On the other hand, some shows were available for download before the archive was set up so the numbers will never match.

Anyway - here we are.

Band/ArtistShows DoneDownloads
Depeche Mode62578
Human League11586
David Bowie21278
Gary Numan2843
Elvis Presley2608
Kate Bush1583
Siouxsie and The Banshees1392
A Flock of Seagulls1349
Simon and Garfunkel2301
Duran Duran1279
Jean Michel Jarre1278
Simple Minds1266
Talk Talk1243
Adam and The Ants1221
Spandau Ballet1219
The Sweet1208
Mike Oldfield1203
Marilyn Manson1201
Nash The Slash1185
Comsat Angels1185
Pet Shop Boys1181
Teardrop Explodes1145
Beach Boys1137
Sex Pistols1132
The Specials1124
Joy Division1112
Boomtown Rats194
Big Country188
The Ramones182
Crowded House175
The Runaways140

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