A PREVIOUSLY unheard David Bowie song recorded in 1965 has been discovered – and is set to sell for thousands of pounds at auction.

The tune I Want Your Love by David Bowie And The Lower Third was written by John Dee and Jack Tarr and appears on the acetate record pictured above.

At the time, Bowie was collaborating with American record producer Shel Talmy, and according to the publishing database and Shel Talmy archives the record was also produced by him.

The band were hired to demo the song and it is described as a “full on The Who style assault with slashing guitars and David Bowie’s distinctive vocals’’.

The acetate was pulled from the archives of one of the UK’s biggest publishing companies.

Auctioneers say it has probably never been played until now and is in excellent condition.

It is set to fetch £8000 – £12,000 and will be auctioned at Wessex Auction Rooms on Thursday.

A spokesman said: “This previously unreleased and unheard David Bowie recording has come to light from an amazing archive haul, and is by far the best of the bunch.

“The seller purchased the physical music archive of one of the world’s biggest publishing companies and therefore unearthed a raft of amazing demos and unheard tracks from huge artists.

“It takes months of work going through databases to get the info but we really have discovered the cream of the crop.’’