Unheard Demo by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Heads to Auction
The track was written for Starr's 1992 solo album
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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