Time to Dust off that Sony Walkman and throw away your old Billy Ray Cyrus tape. The legendary Star-Lord’s beloved Awesome Mix Volume 1, also known as the soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy, will be making the jump to cassette tape on November 17th. The soundtrack itself (which has also been released on vinyl, appropriately enough) is chock full of 70’s goodness with The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and of course Blue Swede and its Oooga Chaka-ing that has become the most synonymous tune with Star-Lord and the other Guardians adventuring throughout the galaxy.
Being that the character of Star-Lord was a child in the 70’s, his human side in the film was heavy in 70’s aesthetic, including his now iconic walkman and headset that he wore during the opening scene and later recovered from his captors on Nova Prime.
To date, the film has made over $327 million internationally, despite some less than stellar translations, and being called “Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team” in China. The soundtrack alone topped the Billboard 200 soon after the film’s massively successfully opening month. Most notably, it was the first such soundtrack composed entirely of previously released songs to do so.
Now with the soundtrack coming out on cassette, you too can be just like Star-Lord – minus the charm, awesome spaceship, alien love interest, talking tree friend, and comedic timing – with the small addition of a Walkman and burgundy leather jacket. If you have no interest in the cassette soundtrack and somehow stumbled onto this article by mistake, now would be a good time to put your Walkman or other off-brand cassette player up for sale on Craigslist. Just saying.
The limited-release cassette will be available at a series of east coast independent retailers associated with Record Store Day, and will also come with a digital download. While it’s not confirmed, I image they may also be for sale on RSD’s website when they release in stores.Source: Billboard
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