A Paul McCartney demo cassette tape with just one track is set to fetch over $13,000 at an auction.
As NME reports, the track which runs for four minutes and two seconds is a demo version of the former Beatle‘s song “Attention,” which featured on Ringo Starr‘s 1981 album Stop And Smell The Roses.
It was given to saxophonist Howie Casey, to reference ahead of the recording session for the record. Casey’s wife Sheila also performed backing vocals on the finished version of the song, alongside Linda McCartney. You can listen to a snippet below.
The Maxwell C-60 audio cassette, which also has a handwritten label enclosed, is expected to fetch £10,000 at Liverpool’s Omega Auctions on April 26.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: “To hear [McCartney] unaccompanied working through the bones of a song like this is really fascinating and it does give an insight into his startling talent for songwriting.”
It comes after it was announced earlier this week that McCartney is opening up his childhood home for unsigned artists to use as a base to write, perform and gain inspiration from.