Ten dumped Bob Marley concert tapes are to be sold at auction

Thirteen reel-to-reel Bob Marley tapes have been found in a London refuse dump. The ten that are useable will go for auction this May.

Ten reel-to-reel tapes of Bob Marley concerts from the 70s have been rescued from eternal oblivion. They’re set to go on auction this May.

The tapes were painstakingly digitally restored. So, if you have the ability to play a 2″ 24-track, reel-to-reel tape, you can listen to them in all their glory.

The recordings feature a series of Bob Marley and the Wailers shows in London (the Lyceum in 1975, the Hammersmith Odeon in 1976 and the Rainbow in 1977). There’s also a 1978 recording from the Pavilion de Paris.

The gigs were tracked by the mobile 24 track studio that was lent to the band by The Rolling Stones.

The tapes are up for sale on 21 May through Omega Auctions.