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.

These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing here 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.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Live and Loud! is 2 years old today! We now have almost 30,000 genuine hits against the show pages. To mark the occasion I thought I'd just list out each of the shows and how often they've been visited (ie how popular they've been since the archive opened). Some surprises in there! And you might find a few you've missed.

Remember, they're all still here on the archive to download for free - just search them out on the right hand side by year or by band/artist name!

The next show will be Gary Numan incidentally, and be up within the next 48 hours. Thanks to all those of you who visit, enjoy the remasters and share the links out!



Show TitleArchive Visits after 2 years
Show 1: Depeche Mode at Hammersmith Odeon 1983352
Show 2: OMD - at Glasgow Apollo 1983417
Show 3: Bauhaus In Boston 2005222
Show 5: Gary Numan In New York Feb 1980440
Show 6: Ultravox at Crystal Palace Bowl 1981565
Show 7: David Bowie In LA 19741564
Show 8: Boomtown Rats at Middlesex Polytechnic 1978193
Show 9: Blancmange at Hammersmith Odeon 1985282
Show 10: Kraftwerk MOMA New York 2012571
Show 11: Depeche Mode - Glasgow Tiffanys 1982421
Show 12: Duran Duran November 1982274
Show 13: The Sweet in Berlin 1976151
Show 15: Talk Talk In Salamanca, Spain, 1986127
Show 16: Ultravox at The Marquee, 1978193
Show 17: The Comsat Angels, In Rotterdam, 198386
Show 18: Abba, in 1979101
Show 19: Blondie, In Boston, May 1978226
Show 21: Depeche Mode, Live at Crocs 1981/Bridgehouse, London - 1980226
Show 22: Simple Minds Live at Werchter Festival Belgium - 1983188
Show 23: Devo Live at The Orpheum Theatre Boston USA - 11 Nov 1982152
Show 24: Mike Oldfield Live at The Sporthalle Cologne Germany - 2 Nov 198281
Show 25: Teardrop Explodes Live in Guildford Civic Hall - 18 June 1981166
Show 26: Queen Live in Houston, Texas - 11 December 1977154
Show 27: Japan Live at Hammersmith Odeon - February 19812403
Show 28: OMD Live at Kant Kino Berlin - December 1980426
Show 29: The Undertones Live in Amsterdam - 15 March 1980105
Show 30: Jean Michel Jarre Live in Cairo - 31 December 1999299
Show 31: Kraftwerk Live in Paris - 7 June 1981378
Show 32: Gary Numan Live in Calgary, Canada - 12 November 1980207
Show 33: Squeeze Live in Montego Bay, Jamaica - 26 November 1982100
Show 34: Spandau Ballet Live in Rotterdam - 30 September 1983114
Show 35: Bauhaus - Live in Toronto - 4 December 1982167
Show 36: Simon and Garfunkel Live at The Hollywood Bowl - 23 August 1968160
Show 37: Elvis Presley - Live In Little Rock, Arkansas - 16 May 1956383
Show 38: Adam And The Ants - Live In Tokyo - 8 October 1981131
Show 39: Yazoo - Live at The Dominion Theatre, London - 22 November 1982121
Show 40: The Beatles - Live in Sweden 1963 and Japan 196686
Show 41: Pet Shop Boys - Live at Wembley - 9 June 199180
Show 42: The Police - Live at The Budokan Japan - 2 Feb 1981131
Show 43: Japan, the final concert - Nagoya, Japan - 16 December 19822406
Show 44: Ultravox - Live in Philadelphia USA - 23 February 1979369
Show 45: Depeche Mode - Live at Hammersmith Odeon - 3 November 1984262
Show 46: A Flock of Seagulls - Top Rank, Brighton, UK - 1 May 1983149
Show 47: Eurythmics - Night Moves, Glasgow - 25 Feb 1983223
Show 48: The Human League - Kant Kino, Berlin - 23 November 1980451
Show 49: Siouxsie and The Banshees - Janus Landing, St Petersburg, Florida - 22 August 1987272
Show 50: Marilyn Manson - Docklands Arena, London - 24 January 2001122
Show 51: Devo - The Walker Centre, Minneapolis - 3 November 1978211
Show 52: Kate Bush - Manchester Apollo - April 1979351
Show 53: ABC - Live at The Musikhalle, Hamburg - 2 February 1983279
Show 54: The Police - Roxy Theatre, San Diego, USA - 16 May 1979195
Show 55: Depeche Mode - Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan - 8 April 1985278
Show 56: The Beach Boys - Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California - 1 August 1964208
Show 57: Ultravox - Hammersmith Odeon, London - 7 June 1984774
Show 58: Japan - Live at Budokan, Tokyo - 6 March 1979561
Show 59: The Specials - Live at The Lyceum, London - 2 December 1979122
Show 60: David Bowie - Live at Bridge School Festival - 19 and 20 October 1996504
Show 61: Sex Pistols - Live at The Great Southeast Music Hall - 5 January 1978202
Show 62: The Ramones - Live at City Hall Plaza San Francisco - 8 June 1979179
Show 63: Kraftwerk - Live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon - 21 September 1975613
Show 64: Big Country - Live at Opry House, Austin Texas - 22 March 1984108
Show 65: Depeche Mode - Rafters Manchester - 5 August 1981232
Show 66: Blondie - Live at Hammersmith Odeon London - 12 January 1980301
Show 67: Nash The Slash - Live at The Edge Toronto - 15 February 1980870
Show 68: Simon and Garfunkel - Live at John Hopkins University Baltimore Maryland - 21 October 1966137
Show 69: Slade - Live at The Showplace Dover NJ - 30 July 19761421
Show 70: B-Movie - Live at Rock City Nottingham - 21 February 1981165
Show 71 - Elvis Presley - Live at International Hotel Las Vegas - 3 August 1969528
Show 72 - Joy Division - Live at Effenaar Eindhoven The Netherlands - 18 January 1980194
Show 73: Ultravox - Live at The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles - 30 December 19791385
Show 74: Mesh - Live at The Sala Bikini Barcelona - 22 June 20022115
Show 75: The Runaways - Live at The Agora, Cleveland, Ohio - 19 July 1976189
Show 76: Crowded House - Live at The Albani Club Winterthur Switzerland - 28 October 1991163
Show 77: OMD - Live at The Electric Ballroom London - 7 December 1979709

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