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!

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, 25 November 2018

Revisited Old Shows Now Uploading

There are now 32 shows I've revisited and improved when a donator has asked for that show as separate files - single MP3 versions of these further improved gigs have been uploaded to the site on their original pages. This isn't all that NEED improving - just those I've been asked to send to donators so far and while doing that, I've thought I could make them better.

Show 1 - Depeche Mode, Hammersmith 1983
Show 6 - Ultravox, Crystal Palace 1981
Show 8 - Boomtown Rats, Middlesex Polytechnic 1978
Show 12 - Duran Duran, Hammersmith 1982
Show 13 - The Sweet, Berlin 1976
Show 15 - Talk Talk, Spain 1986
Show 17 - Comsat Angels, Rotterdam1983
Show 18 - Abba, 1979
Show 23 - Devo, Boston 1982
Show 25 - Teardrop Explodes, Guildford 1981
Show 26 - Queen, Houston 1977
Show 27 - Japan, Hammersmith  1981
Show 28 - OMD, Berlin 1980
Show 31 - Kraftwerk, New York 2012
Show 33 - Squeeze, Jamaica 1982
Show 34 - Spandau Ballet, Rotterdam 1983
Show 35 - Bauhaus, Toronto 1982
Show 38 - Adam And The Ants, Tokyo, 1981
Show 39 - Yazoo, London, 1982
Show 42 - The Police, Tokyo 1981
Show 44 - Ultravox, Philadelphia 1979
Show 48 - The Human League, Berlin 1980
Show 49 - Siouxsie and The Banshees, Florida 1987
Show 51 - Devo, Minneapolis 1978
Show 52 - Kate Bush, Manchester 1979
Show 54 - The Police, San Diego 1979
Show 57 - Ultravox, Hammersmith 1984
Show 59 - The Specials, London 1979
Show 60 - David Bowie, Bridge School 1996
Show 80 - A Flock of Seagulls, Boston 1982
Show 81 - Tears For Fears, Hammersmith 1983
Show 84 - Devo, New York 1980

And remember, if anyone wants these as separated and tagged files - head over to the donations tab and they could soon be yours for far less than you'd pay for a crappy, inferior copy on CD. These are uploaded to my Cloudspace already and available to you more quickly than any that have yet to be prepped.

That's it for 2018 - Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Live and Loud! will return at some point in 2019.