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 - and it does cost extra to facilitate 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 as a tagged, lossless FLAC format (ie a single file), separated, tagged FLAC files, and also as separated and tagged 320 kbps MP3s. The tags will all refer to the artist and the show, etc, not "Live and Loud! Shows 2018" or whatever as the free files do. Options are all priced in UK Pounds (UKP):
1. A show of your choice as a single lossless FLAC format (ie 1 single tagged file) is £1.
2. A show of your choice as separate, tagged 320 kbps MP3s is £3.
3. A show of your choice as separate, tagged lossless FLAC format files is £5.
Any combination of the above is possible, of course. I can also offer discounts for multiple shows in the same format - 5 shows for the price of 4, 10 for the price of 8, and so on.
There is absolutely NO OBLIGATION to donate but to those who do - thank you; it does help keep the site going (I can't work at the moment so every bit helps). 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 asap - and do please select UKP (UK Pounds) as the currency, thank you. If the files are already available as tagged files (and about 40 are, so far), I can often get them to you the same day. However, do please allow up to 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. Most are still sent the next day but if I can't send them within 48 hours (eg if I'm away from the studio for a day or 2) I'll let you know.
I like to think I've got a bit better at this over the years - so if asking for any of the older shows, these might be tweaked again before being sent to you if I think it necessary (for example, someone asked for the Queen show and I found it rather harsh sounding, in retrospect, so smoothed off the top end to make it more enjoyable to listen to; same happened with the Abba show). So don't be put off asking for 1 of the older shows too.
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! shows were originally created from MP3s - where possible, I prefer lossless files as original sources to work on but this isn't always possible. In any case, the final result will always sound far better than the original source.