Recorded LIVE in London & Paris 1974 – 1978

These ten lovingly restored, iconic musical artifacts, together with their Digital Hard Drive counterparts may finally soon be heard by Marley fans across the world!

Experts were predicting the ten, two inch ‘reel-to-reel’ 24 x track analogue tapes would easily raise hundreds of thousands of pounds, maybe even more, when collectors and fans worldwide start bidding as they went under the hammer at auction, back in late 2019.

However, fate took a different turn when following a major North American / Canadian TV News program announced the auction event.

Island-Universal (UMG) execs politely requested, via their London office, that the reels and accompanying post restoration Hard Drives, be withdrawn from auction while they examined the reels musical content for authenticity and to research their own archives for missing Marley live performance recordings.

These iconic artefact reels were miraculously saved from final destruction at a London refuse dump when they were discovered badly damaged, during a London hotel clearance in the basement.

UMG archivists have now established the priceless reels are from Bob Marley’s historic 1970’s performances at the historic Lyceum and Rainbow venues in London (1975-1977) and Pavilion Baltard in Paris (1978).