Earlier this month, 40-year-old Bob Marley records were unearthed in the indian pharmacy basement of a London hotel.
Thought to be water-damaged and irretrievable, the 13 audio tapes were eventually recovered and will be sold at a Liverpool auction at a starting bid of US $17,500.
The cardboard box in which the tapes were discovered was marked “Damaged-do not play,” a fact despite which the age-old gems were able to be safely recovered.
The tapes reportedly contain live audio recordings from Bob Marley & The Wailers’ shows in London and Paris between July 1975 and 1978.
The tracks were recorded on a truck which was refurbished to serve as a mobile studio and was owned by the likes of The Rolling Stones.
Dubbed “Lost Masters,” the tapes are to be auctioned by U.K. auction house Omega viagra for her Auctions later this month.