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).

Monday 26 September 2016

Show 80: A Flock of Seagulls - Live at The Metro Club Boston - 4 August 1982

Well, long time listeners to Live and Loud! will know I've done a Seagulls gig before (you can find that here) but I was never completely happy with it - the original recording had been badly treated before I got it so I could only do so much. Recently I came across some other gig recordings by the band so have had chance to do a better one!

Even so there were some weird things going on; it was too fast, so it needed slowing down a little; the first 2 songs sounded had very different sound quality to the rest of the gig (!) so I had to treat them differently and make those 2 tracks sound closer to the rest of the set. And finally, I thought I'd finished it, then came back to it a few days later and realised I didn't like what I'd done so had to remedy that and make it sound better! So a fair amount of work - but well worth it, AFOS were a great live band back then and this is a great performance by them.  The set is mainly songs from the debut album but there are 3 new tracks which appeared on their 2nd album, "Listen", the following year.

I think 9 songs from this gig are on another bootleg recording - possibly its a King Biscuit Flower Hour radio show. This however, is a recording of the gig taken from the mixing desk on the night, so includes more of the songs - whether its actually the complete set, I can't say (there's no "(Its Not Me) Talking" in the set for example). Anyway, this recording has never sounded better, I hope. Enjoy!

Update 2018
While preparing this old show as separate files for a donator to the site, I found I could now improve the sound quality further, over what I’d originally done to the recording several years ago. You can now download this new version (as of 2018) HERE as 1 new 320kbps MP3 file.

If you would like to have separate tagged MP3s, or even lossless files in FLAC format of the new version, head on over to the Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs.

Modern Love Is Automatic
Standing in the Doorway
The Fall
Space Age Love Song
Man Made
The Traveller
You Can Run
I Ran


  1. I can't wait to hear this,huge AFOS fan ever since I heard I Ran in the summer of 1982.Great memories,great music,'82 was the best! Thank you so much for this recording.

    1. Thanks, hope you enjoy it. There's another AFOS on the site I did some time back but I think this is the better one.

  2. Thanks SO much for the remaster!!! Hope for more of them! :)

    (DS - from G101)