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).

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Christmas 2019 Site Update - and More Ads Removed

The next new show will be up sometime over the Christmas period and will feature Culture Club, in a show from 1982.

In other news I'm still working to get all the download links reset and ad-free by 2020 - New Year, new start. That's the aim, anyway. Shows 41-80 are now ad free again and are listed below!

In the meantime, thanks to all of you who have downloaded, enjoyed, expressed gratitude and especially to those who have kept the site running by donating. Merry Christmas to all of you, and a peaceful and healthy 2020.

So - the file links for Shows 1 to 80 are now free of advertising popups and will take you directly to the file for the show. 1-40 were posted in the previous update, so here are 41-80. Shows in bold have been upgraded in 2018 and 2019, so if you missed them, grab them without any annoying popups:

Show 41: Pet Shop Boys - Live at Wembley - 9 June 1991
Show 42: The Police - Live at The Budokan Japan - 2 Feb 1981
Show 43: Japan, the final concert - Nagoya, Japan - 16 December 1982
Show 44: Ultravox - Live in Philadelphia USA - 23 February 1979
Show 45: Depeche Mode - Live at Hammersmith Odeon - 3 November 1984
Show 46: A Flock of Seagulls - Top Rank, Brighton, UK - 1 May 1983
Show 47: Eurythmics - Night Moves, Glasgow - 25 Feb 1983
Show 48: The Human League - Kant Kino, Berlin - 23 November 1980
Show 49: Siouxsie and The Banshees - Janus Landing, St Petersburg, Florida - 22 August 1987

Show 50: Marilyn Manson - Docklands Arena, London - 24 January 2001
Show 51: Devo - The Walker Centre, Minneapolis - 3 November 1978
Show 52: Kate Bush - Manchester Apollo - April 1979

Show 53: ABC - Live at The Musikhalle, Hamburg - 2 February 1983
Show 54: The Police - Roxy Theatre, San Diego, USA - 16 May 1979
Show 55: Depeche Mode - Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan - 8 April 1985

Show 56: The Beach Boys - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California - 1 August 1964
Show 57: Ultravox - Hammersmith Odeon, London - 7 June 1984
Show 58: Japan - Live at Budokan, Tokyo - 6 March 1979
Show 59: The Specials - Live at The Lyceum, London - 2 December 1979
Show 60: David Bowie - Live at Bridge School Festival - 19 and 20 October 1996

Show 61: Sex Pistols - Live at The Great Southeast Music Hall - 5 January 1978
Show 62: The Ramones - Live at City Hall Plaza San Francisco - 8 June 1979
Show 63: Kraftwerk - Live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon - 21 September 1975
Show 64: Big Country - Live at Opry House, Austin Texas - 22 March 1984
Show 65: Depeche Mode - Rafters Manchester - 5 August 1981
Show 66: Blondie - Live at Hammersmith Odeon London - 12 January 1980
Show 67: Nash The Slash - Live at The Edge Toronto - 15 February 1980
Show 68: Simon and Garfunkel - Live at John Hopkins University Baltimore - 21 October 1966
Show 69: Slade - Live at The Showplace Dover NJ - 30 July 1976

Show 70: B-Movie - Live at Rock City Nottingham - 21 February 1981
Show 71 - Elvis Presley - Live at International Hotel Las Vegas - 3 August 1969
Show 72 - Joy Division - Live at Effenaar Eindhoven The Netherlands - 18 January 1980
Show 73: Ultravox - Live at The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles - 30 December 1979
Show 74: Mesh - Live at The Sala Bikini Barcelona - 22 June 2002
Show 75: The Runaways - Live at The Agora, Cleveland, Ohio - 19 July 1976
Show 76: Crowded House - Live at The Albani Club Winterthur Switzerland - 28 October 1991
Show 77: OMD - Live at The Electric Ballroom London - 7 December 1979
Show 78: Gary Numan - Live at The Hammersmith Odeon London - 14 October 1983
Show 79: Tangerine Dream - Live at The Reichstag Berlin - 1 August 1987
Show 80: A Flock of Seagulls - Live at The Metro Club Boston - 4 August 1982

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