BOB MARLEY LOST TAPES FOUND AND RESTORED

Tapes of performances by legendary reggae artist Bob Marley have been found in the basement of a run-down hotel in Kensal Rise, north-west London where Bob Marley and the Wailers stayed during their European tours in the mid-1970s.

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The tapes are the original live recordings of Marley’s concerts in London and Paris between 1974 and 1978, most notably at the Lyceum in London in 1975, the Hammersmith Odeon in 1976, the Rainbow in London in 1977 and the Pavilion de Paris in 1978. They were recorded on the only mobile 24-track studio vehicle in the UK at the time, which was loaned out to Marley and the Wailers by the Rolling Stones. Marley’s hit singles “No Woman No Cry”, “Jammin”, “Exodus” and “I Shot the Sheriff” are featured on the recordings.

The tapes, which were 13 in total, were found in a severely damaged state when the building was doing refuse cleaning. Restoring them cost around £25,000 to restore, and unfortunately, one was damaged beyond repair and two others were blank.

The tapes are now in digital format, and thanks to the original recordings being professionally made, the restored recordings are of high quality.

For more on the story, read The Guardian here.

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