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).

Friday 4 December 2020

Shows Finished For 2020


Hi all. More live restorations got done this year than any year since 2017. 20 new ones, along with 6 new restorations of older shows and 1 new radio session. Once again the shows have been downloaded thousands of times - interest in the site seems to keep going and increase year on year.
But for now, it is once again time for me to take a break. My health has taken a turn for the worse this year and I need to rest from doing so much stuff that involves staring at a screen. Which is a bit of a bugger when most of your hobbies and activities involve working on a computer...!

Rest assured, as always - loads still to come. Shows being worked on at the moment include JM Jarre's Docklands show from 1989 as well as gigs by Duran Duran, U2 and The Passions. So these, along with loads of others I haven't fitted in this year are still to come. But not until the New Year.
I'll be posting up some stats towards the end of the year when I can but for now I'll close by wishing you all well. And to those who have still supported the site this year - either with a donation (especially in such an awful year for most people), or just by sharing the links or telling friends about the site - I can't thank you enough.
(For anyone still wanting to donate - split files for shows of your choice are still there as a thank you of course - check out the Rewards For Donations page - but given the year we've all had, and continue to have, I'm not expecting any).
Stay safe, enjoy the 158 shows and 9 radio sessions on the site as of now, and come back in 2021 for lots more!