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).

Rewards For Donations

All these shows are free to download and will always remain so. However, I have had people offering to donate money to my costs - which are mainly my internet bill, file hosting (these shows do not disappear after a few weeks or months, like so many on the internet - it costs extra to do that) and some site subscriptions for downloading the original recordings I remaster. Donations have been gratefully received in the past and all I could do as a thank you was to offer to find a show they requested and repair and remaster it. But I wanted to offer something more for those donating.

SO... Donations will allow you to request copies of shows in lossless FLAC format as a single file, separated tagged FLAC files, and also as separated and tagged 320 kbps MP3s. *

So the tags will all refer to the artist and the show, etc, not "Live and Loud! Shows 2017" or whatever as the free files do.

1. A donation of £1 gets a show of your choice in lossless FLAC format (as 1 single file).

2. A donation of £3 gets a show of your choice as separate, tagged 320 kbps mp3s (or of course 3 shows as single FLACs, as above).

3. A donation of  £5 gets a show of your choice in lossless FLAC format as separate, tagged files (or any combination of the above, of course).

4. Multiples also apply; donate any amount above £1 and you can ask for several, of course. Donate £2 and ask for 2 shows each as single FLACs, and so on.

5. I can also offer discounts for all formats - 5 shows for the price of 4, 10 for the price of 8, and so on.

There is absolutely NO OBLIGATION to donate (but thank you to those who choose to). If you do wish to, please click on the link on the right hand side of this page or indeed, here. Add a note with which show(s) and format you want and I'll be in touch - and do please select UKP (UK Pounds) as the currency, thank you. Please allow 48 hours to receive your files - some still have to be prepared manually from the master file containing the repairs and remastering; this is not an automated service.

Please note I work on my shows after converting everything to lossless WAVs. Final show files in .mp3 and .flac formats are produced from my remastered .wav master show file. However, some Live and Loud! source files are sometimes MP3s - where possible, I prefer lossless files as original sources but this isn't always possible.

*This offer also extends to those of you who have already donated, so do please get in touch if you have already donated and claim your rewards.