A rare copy of Ed Sheeran’s first-ever demo, which “sounds like Eric Clapton at moments”, is headed for auction

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Ed Sheeran’s first-ever demo, recorded when he was just 13 and purported to be a set of “love songs,” is scheduled to go up for sale by Omega Auctions.

Sheeran made roughly 20 copies of the collection, which is titled Spinning Man and features songs with titles like Moody Ballad of Ed and No More War.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.