Previously unheard demo by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to be sold at auction
A previously unheard and unreleased song by former Beatles duo Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr is to be sold at auction.
The song, entitled ‘Angel In Disguise’, was recorded by the duo for Starr’s 1992 solo album Time Takes Time but the drummer opted not to include the track on the final collection.
Found as a cassette, the song has been picked up by former Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince who is selling it at auction. Prince has confirmed that a portion of the profits will be donated to NHS charities while the rest will be put toward his ‘United DJs’ radio station project.
Remarkably, the unreleased demo has been set a guide price of £20,000. “It’s fantastic to be able to bring to the market a previously unheard and unreleased track,” Omega auctioneer Paul Fairweather told the BBC.
“We think the track certainly had enough about it to be included in the album and I am sure if Paul was to release this himself it would certainly prove a hit with fans.”
While Chris Shaw, the popular host of The Beatles podcast I am the Egg Pod, remained less excited about the prospect of the unreleased track: “Any newly discovered Beatles-related songs are always exciting for fans, and the Starr/McCartney credit makes this all the more alluring,” he said.
“However, the fact that Angel in Disguise was rejected suggests that it may not be the best song in the world. Sometimes these things are better left as tantalising mysteries.”