A shabby hotel in West London was a treasure trove of Bob Marley material, as over 13 reels of live recordings were found. They were analog master tapes discovered in boxes under the hotel, where Bob and the Wailers stayed back in the '70s while on their European tour. But due to water damage, it was mostly unplayable.

But thanks to the reggae gods and a year of restoration by sound tech specialist Martin Nicols of White House studios, the tapes have been rescued.

"They really were in such an appalling condition they should have been binned, but I spent hours on hours, inch by inch, painstakingly cleaning all the gunge off until they were ready for a process called ‘baking’, to allow them to be played safely," Nichols said.

Hopefully they'll be released in some capacity.