An unheard track by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, recorded after The Beatles split and believed to be the only song written together by the pair, is set to be auctioned.
Angel In Disguise was recorded by the stars as a demo for Sir Ringo’s 1992 solo album Time Takes Time, but didn’t make the final cut.
The cassette is being sold by former Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince, who was asked to find artists to record alternative versions after The Beatles drummer rejected the track, and is expected to fetch up to £20,000.
It has never been heard publicly and could be the only song co-written exclusively by Starr and The Beatles’ bassist McCartney, according to auctioneers.
Paul Fairweather, from Omega Auctions, said: “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.”
The cassette contains two versions of the song – a rough lo-fi demo with Sir Paul on vocals, as well as a fuller mixed version with musicians and backing vocals, plus Sir Ringo singing.