Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show 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.

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 the shows in lossless format, or as separate tagged files, 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, 25 November 2018

Revisited Old Shows Now Uploading

There are just over 30 shows I've revisited and improved when a donator has asked for that show as separate files - single MP3 versions of these are now gradually being uploaded to the site on their original pages. This isn't all that NEED improving - just those I've been asked to send to people and I've thought I could make it better.

This list will get updated as and when these are done - hopefully all...32 I think...done before Xmas.

Uploaded so far:

Show 1 - Depeche Mode
Show 12 - Duran Duran
Show 13 - The Sweet
Show 15 - Talk Talk
Show 17 - Comsat Angels
Show 18 - Abba
Show 23 - Devo
Show 25 - Teardrop Explodes
Show 26 - Queen
Show 27 - Japan
Show 28 - OMD
Show 31 - Kraftwerk

I'm now back after the house move but internet is a bit all over the place for a while and I don't yet have my studio PC up and running. I'll continue to upload the upgraded shows every day if I can but may have to miss the odd day here and there.