More than 30 years later, the Beatles' records are still golden.

A recently unearthed reel-to-reel tape of what is believed to be a Fab Four recording session from 1964 was auctioned online Tuesday for 9,300 pounds, or, $23,446 (including tax and handling fees), according to Cameo Auctioneers in the Berkshire village of Midgham.

On the 30-minute tape, one can hear the banter taking place between Paul McCartney and John Lennon as the group tries to get through a take of "I'll Follow the Sun," which is on the album Beatles for Sale (Beatles '65 in the U.S.), without collapsing into giggles.

"It's just going to get funnier as the evening goes on," Lennon says.

"I'll Follow the Sun," which continues onto side two after beginning toward the end of side one, is preceded by renditions of "Don't Put Me Down Like This," "I Feel Fine," "She's A Woman," "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" and "Honey Don't."

The side-two tracks include "I'm A Loser," Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business," the Hollies' "Nitty Gritty" and "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and the gospel tune "I Shall Not Be Moved."

The auction house told BBC News that the buyer wished to remain anonymous and would only confirm that a man, whose dad once worked in the music biz, discovered the tape in his father's attic in northern England.

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