Arts & Entertainment | May 4, 2020 10:01 am

Unheard Demo by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Heads to Auction

The track was written for Starr's 1992 solo album

Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney arrive for the World premiere of "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years" at Odeon Leicester Square on September 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney arrive for the World premiere of "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years" at Odeon Leicester Square on September 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
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If you’re a diehard Beatles fan with plenty of money to burn, you’re in luck: an unheard song by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr is going up for auction.

The song, “Angel in Disguise,” was co-written by the former bandmates for Starr’s 1992 solo album Time Takes Time, but it ultimately wound up on the cutting room floor. A cassette featuring demos of the track is being sold by former Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince and is expected to bring in up to £20,000 at auction.

A quarter of the profits from the cassette will be donated to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, while the remaining 75 percent will go to Prince’s United DJs radio project.

The tape features two demos of “Angel in Disguise,” a rough demo with McCartney on vocals and a more fleshed-out take with Starr singing lead. (Sample lyrics from the song include “My name is Ritchie / Let me look into your eyes / Don’t be afraid I’m just an angel in disguise.“) It will go up for auction on May 19.

“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.”

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