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 August 2023

Latest Site News (August 2023)

I put this in the last newsletter already but for anyone just finding the site or not wanting to subscribe to that - some site news!

Those of you who have been following Live and Loud! Shows for a few years might remember that every so often I have to take a break due to chronic (ie long term) health stuff that sometimes gets worse and takes over. Unfortunately that time has come along again. I’ve already been spending less time on screens than usual recently but it seems that’s not helping, so I plan on taking a few weeks off from this. Hoping to be back working on restorations in September but it will take as long as it takes...it's not really something I can plough on through and carry on without making things very much worse.

Anyone donating to the site will still get whatever they request; they rarely take long to sort out and I will be checking emails most days. But as I keep saying - you can also download anything on the site for free; the only thing I ask from you is that you enjoy the restorations! :-)

If you like what's on the site, please consider subscribing to the free newsletter (spam free) so you never miss news on which new gigs are going to be restored and uploaded here; any news will be delivered to your inbox. Or pass links to the pages of gigs you enjoy on to friends/fans/social media.

Back soon. Be good. x