As per The Guardian Reports, A collection of lost tapes of Bob Marley Recording which are referred to as “the lost masters” has been discovered and restored, after damage from more than 40 years in a Hotel Basement.
These tapes have the original live recordings from Marley’s concert in London and Paris between 1974 and 1978. Famous songs like, “no woman no cry”, “Jammin”, “I shot the Sheriff” and “Exodus” were included in these Tapes. The concerts were recorded live on a mobile 24-track studio vehicle that the Rolling Stones loaned to Marley; it was the only vehicle of its kind in the UK at the time.
Out of the 13 reel to reel analogue Tapes, 10 were fully restored. The restoration took time of more than a year and $31,215.00 worth of repairs and audio techniques. Two of the tapes were blank, and one was damaged beyond repair.
These tapes were discovered in the Kensal Rise Hotel in North London where Bob Marley and the wailers used to stay while touring Europe in the 1970s.
Louis Hoover a Jazz singer got the tapes from London Businessman Joe Gatt. Hoover further gave the tapes to sound technician specialists Martin Nicholas.
After tapes were restored, hoover said, “hearing them made the hair on the back of our necks stand up and genuine shivers ran up our spines with joy. The experience was comparable to, say, finding Van Gogh’s easel, paint pallet and paints in an old room somewhere, then Vincent emerges through a secret door to paint 26 of his finest masterpieces … purely for us”.