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OT: Lost Bob Marley recordings restored
Posted by: soundboard ()
Date: February 8, 2017 16:45

Love these kinds of stories - always gives me hope for new Stones surprises..

From the New York Times
Link to NY Times story at bottom

Lost Bob Marley Tapes Are Restored After 40 Years in a Basement


For 40 years, 13 reel-to-reel tapes containing live Bob Marley songs sat in a cardboard box in a London hotel basement. They might have landed in the trash if they hadn’t been discovered in a building clean-out by a friend of the London businessman Joe Gatt, who alerted his colleague Louis Hoover. Mr. Hoover recognized the value of the tapes immediately. “I was speechless,” he told The Guardian.
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The analog tapes contain the original recordings of Mr. Marley’s concerts between 1974 and 1978, at European venues like the Lyceum Theater in London and the Pavillon de Paris.
At first, the two men thought the tapes were unsalvageable because of water damage. “There was literally plasticized gunk oozing from every inch and, in truth, saving the sound quality of the recordings looked like it was going to be a hopeless task,” Mr. Hoover said. But a sound technician worked for a year to restore the sound quality of 10 out of the 13 tapes to a condition that “made the hair on the back of our necks stand up,” Mr. Hoover said. The Guardian reported that the project cost about $31,000.
It has not yet been announced whether the recordings, which include the songs “No Woman No Cry” and “I Shot the Sheriff,” would be released to the public. A new vinyl set of Bob Marley & the Wailers’ “Live!,” which includes recordings from the 1975 concert at the Lyceum Theater, was released in December.




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Re: OT: Lost Bob Marley recordings restored
Posted by: reg thorpe ()
Date: February 8, 2017 17:33

thumbs up

Re: OT: Lost Bob Marley recordings restored
Posted by: Beast ()
Date: February 8, 2017 17:43

I heard some snippets from these recordings played on the radio the other day and I don't know if they're representative but they sounded pretty good.

Re: OT: Lost Bob Marley recordings restored
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: February 8, 2017 19:13

Quote
soundboard
Love these kinds of stories - always gives me hope for new Stones surprises..

Same here. I'm not a fan of Marley's music although I like some of his well-known songs, but these kind of stories are always very interesting to read. Thanks for posting. thumbs up

Re: OT: Lost Bob Marley recordings restored
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: February 8, 2017 19:19

This is exciting although nearly all of it is already available in some form or another.

Re: OT: Lost Bob Marley recordings restored
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: February 8, 2017 20:03

Eh ... looks like nothing new, just live recordings.

Re: OT: Lost Bob Marley recordings restored
Posted by: electricmud ()
Date: February 9, 2017 16:16

Adding the Stones- connection:

A German article (Spiegel) mentioned these tapes were recorded with the Rolling Stones Mobile.

Tom

Re: OT: Lost Bob Marley recordings restored
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: February 9, 2017 17:10

Well I was hoping for bands from a ¨Trenchtown basement let's say from 1964...smoking smiley

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