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).

Friday, 19 September 2014

Show 46: A Flock of Seagulls - Top Rank, Brighton, UK - 1 May 1983

Captured on tour ahead of the release of their 2nd album "Listen", this was originally an FM radio recording which captures excerpts from their gig that night in Brighton - featuring plenty from the first album, and a few from "Listen".

This is stored on mixcloud HERE, where it can be streamed at any time, and there's also now a download link HERE as 1 MP3 file. Or, if you would like to have separate tagged MP3s, or even lossless files in FLAC format, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs.

Messages Standing In The Doorway
The Traveller
The Fall
Space Age Love Song
Man Made
You Can Run
Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
I Ran (So Far Away) / Outro


  1. ..AAAARRRRRRGGHH..!!!! way to go man, what a killer way of downloading a file, fuck all that link bullshit, THANK YOU...!!! A.F.O.S. live killzz, specially from this date...!!!!

    1. Check out the other AFOS gig on here too - its even better ;)