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!

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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 17 September 2017

Show 112 - Gary Numan - Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London - 1 October 1985

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, cut out the intro and outro and take the credit. Thanks.

The Show
This one is taken from 1 of my old cassettes - bought in Camden Market quite probably not long after the tour in 1985. Its a fairly decent audience recording - no hollering or chatting from anyone nearby so you can just concentrate on the music! 

What Was Done

After transferring it, I applied some gentle noise reduction and then 30 band EQ to remove some mid range mud and enhance the bass frequencies a bit (you can hear the kick drum now). I also processed and widened the sound a bit and its now a very listenable show - good quality recordings of this tour are not easy to find so I hope you enjoy this one!

The All Important Download Link

You can now download or stream this repaired, restored and remastered version of this show as one 320kbps MP3 file exclusively for FREE by clicking right HERE.

Intro (No Shelter)
Me, I Disconnect From You
Are "Friends" Electric?
Down In The Park
Cold Warning
I Die:You Die
Sister Surprise
This Disease
We Take Mystery
Call Out The Dogs
My Shadow In Vain
We Are Glass

Supporting The Site

If you want to support the work I do on these recordings, and the site, and (if you wish to) obtain separate, fully tagged 320kbps MP3s of this restoration for less than the price of a coffee in return, lossless FLACs or even a lossless copy on CDR, head on over to the Rewards For Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs. There is no obligation to do so of course - you can take the file on this page absolutely for free - but every single donation does go towards this site and domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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And last but not least - Full credit to Mark Rice for taking the original photo used for the above "cover" for this gig (I originally found it online - without a credit - while googling Fury tour photos). Thanks for permission to use it!


  1. Numa-era Numan is easy to dismiss (GN himself appears embarrassed by much of it), but there is still much to recommend this show. Suffer through the saxes and female vocals and we get some storming encores, including a ripping version of "My Shadow in Vain." Sound quality is better than you'd expect for an audience recording--you've done a nice job on the remastering--thanks!

  2. Many thanks. NKelly

  3. That's one of my own photos on the cover.

    1. Is it? I just googled for Fury tour photos. Happy to put a credit on it if you want. Or remove if you don't want it using.

    2. A credit would be nice.
      Mark Rice

    3. Thanks for replying. Consider it done.

  4. Thanks for this. Great intro here with No Shelter and then into the very underrated Tricks.

    1. Glad you enjoyed. Definitely 1 of my favourite Numan gig intros; very powerful.