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, 8 December 2019

Site Update - More Ads Removed

Progress has been pretty slow on new shows this year - all due to ill health and other factors getting in the way. It is what it is and couldn't be helped.

Hopefully 2020 will see far more (certainly got loads to do!). The next show will hopefully be before Xmas but thanks to a temporary back injury I can't sit at my studio PC at the moment.

In other news, the file links for Shows 1 to 40 are now free of advertising popups and will take you directly to the file for the show. Shows in bold have been upgraded in 2018 and 2019, so if you missed them, grab them without any annoying popups:

Show 1: Depeche Mode at Hammersmith Odeon 1983
Show 2: OMD - at Glasgow Apollo 1983
Show 3: Bauhaus In Boston 2005
Show 5: Gary Numan In New York Feb 1980
Show 6: Ultravox at Crystal Palace Bowl 1981
Show 8: Boomtown Rats at Middlesex Polytechnic 1978
Show 10: Kraftwerk MOMA New York 2012
Show 11: Depeche Mode - Glasgow Tiffanys 1982
Show 12: Duran Duran November 1982
Show 13: The Sweet in Berlin 1976
Show 15: Talk Talk In Salamanca, Spain, 1986

Show 16: Ultravox at The Marquee, 1978
Show 17: The Comsat Angels, In Rotterdam, 1983
Show 18: Abba, in 1979
Show 19: Blondie, In Boston, May 1978
Show 21: Depeche Mode, Live at Crocs 1981/Bridgehouse, London - 1980
Show 22: Simple Minds Live at Werchter Festival Belgium - 1983
Show 23: Devo Live at The Orpheum Theatre Boston USA - 11 Nov 1982
Show 24: Mike Oldfield Live at The Sporthalle Cologne Germany - 2 Nov 1982
Show 25: Teardrop Explodes Live in Guildford Civic Hall - 18 June 1981
Show 26: Queen Live in Houston, Texas - 11 December 1977
Show 27: Japan Live at Hammersmith Odeon - February 1981
Show 28: OMD Live at Kant Kino Berlin - December 1980

Show 29: The Undertones Live in Amsterdam - 15 March 1980
Show 30: Jean Michel Jarre Live in Cairo - 31 December 1999 (upgraded 2016)
Show 31: Kraftwerk Live in Paris - 7 June 1981
Show 32: Gary Numan Live in Calgary, Canada - 12 November 1980
Show 33: Squeeze Live in Montego Bay, Jamaica - 26 November 1982
Show 34: Spandau Ballet Live in Rotterdam - 30 September 1983
Show 35: Bauhaus - Live in Toronto - 4 December 1982
Show 36: Simon and Garfunkel Live at The Hollywood Bowl - 23 August 1968
Show 37: Elvis Presley - Live In Little Rock, Arkansas - 16 May 1956
Show 38: Adam And The Ants - Live In Tokyo - 8 October 1981
Show 39: Yazoo - Live at The Dominion Theatre, London - 22 November 1982
Show 40: The Beatles - Live in Sweden 1963 and Japan 1966

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