Live recordings from Bob Marley & The Wailers are to be sold by specialist auction house Omega on May 21st.

The 10 reel-to-reel analogue tapes were found with excessive water damage in a damp hotel basement with mold and grime oozing from them. The tapes contained recordings of 1970s gig at the Lyceum Theatre in West End, London, the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park and Pavilion Baltard in Paris.

The recordings were rescued by businessman Joe Gatt, who took the tapes to sound engineer, Nicholas Martin. Martin was able to digitally restore the tapes after working on them for 2 years.

The auctioneer, Paul Fairweather has predicted worldwide interest in the tapes.

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