Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr reunion, which was in the form of “Attention”, a song featured on Ringo Starr’s 1981 album “Stop And Smell The Roses” – is catching a high price.
The demo version of the song on a cassette tape is going to be auctioned off for £10,000.
The song, which has a duration of four minutes and two seconds, was given to saxophonist Howie Casey as a reference before the recording session of the record. Casey’s wife Shiela also lent her voice in the form of backing vocals on the finished version of the song with Linda McCartney.
The Maxwell C-60 audio cassette has a handwritten label enclosed on it and is expected to fetch £10,000. The auction will be held at Liverpool’s Omega Auctions on April 26.
“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,” auctioneer Paul Fairweather was quoted as saying by NME.
Fairweather also said that they sold a similar cassette demo in May 2020 that fetched £8,000. He added that they are well aware of the significant interest in previously unheard pieces of Paul McCartney’s amazing body of work.
The sale of the unheard cassette will be hosted by Howie Casey himself.
McCartney recently announced that he will open up his childhood home in Liverpool for unsigned artists to write, play and produce music. McCartney announced this initiative in partnership with the National Trust to mark his 80th birthday.