The opportunity for fans of The Beatles to hear their unreleased music is priceless. But in an effort to raise some much-needed funds for the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, an unreleased track by former bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will be going up for auction.
Angel In Disguise, an unreleased collaboration between the two Beatles, is expected to reach a figure of $40,000 AUD at auction ($43,000 NZD).
The extremely valuable demo tape features two versions of Angel In Disguise – the first featuring only Paul McCartney on vocals, with the other being a much fuller take which features Starr’s vocals, as well as additional instruments and effects.
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.”
Other valuable music items going up for auction - thanks to DJ Tony Prince - include letters and documents surrounding the death of Elvis Presley, as well as autographs from McCartney and his late wife. A quarter of the funds will be donated to NHS Charities Together Covid-19.