An unreleased track by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr could sell for $40,000

An unreleased track by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr could sell for $40,000

For fans of The Beatles, the opportunity to hear their unreleased music is priceless.

However, in an effort to raise much-needed funds for the COVID-19 crisis, an unheard track by former bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will be going under auction.

Paul and Ringo
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Angel In Disguise, an unreleased collaboration between Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr is expected to fetch almost $40,000 AUD at auction.

The valuable demo tape features two versions of Angel In Disguise – the first sees only Paul McCartney on vocals while the other is a much fuller take which features Starr’s vocals, as well as additional instruments and effects.

The accompanying sheet music for the track only credits McCartney as the writer and includes the track’s lyrics such as: “My name is Ritchie/Let me look into your eyes/Don’t be afraid I’m just an angel in disguise.”

Speaking about the cassette containing the demos, Omega auctioneer Paul Fairweather stated:

“It’s fantastic to be able to bring to the market a previously unheard and unreleased track. 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.”

DJ Tony Prince is set to auction off a number of valuable items and donate a quarter of the funds to NHS Charities Together Covid-19. Other items being sold include letters and documents surrounding the death of Elvis Presley, as well as autographs from McCartney and his late wife.

It will be great to see what other efforts we can make to give as much support as possible to those struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Who knows what else might go under the hammer?