Written by Admiral Duke for DisFanReview
The fact of the matter is this, most of the songs on MARVEL Entertainment's Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack are about 35 to 40 years old. Every single song was recorded in the 1970's. Nothing on the album was new. This music hails from an era that is both stylistically and technologically dated. but the funny thing about us earthbound humans is that this kind of vintage aesthetic breeds a great deal of nostalgia in our hearts.
For proof of this you need look no further than Billboard magazines Billboard 200 album chart where the films soundtrack sold so well over the summer that it charted at #1 for two weeks straight. Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is a straight up mix tape in the classic sense of the phrase. Due to this and every other factor, Disney Music Group plans to re-release the album on CASSETTE TAPE on Nov. 17th. It's already available on Digital Download, CD, and Vinyl.
Now, don't dust off your old cassette player just yet. This gimmicky little item may end up being pretty hard to find. Disney hasn't produced a cassette tape since 2003 and they haven't yet specified how many they intend to make. A detail that is punctuated by the fact that the Guardians Of The Galaxy cassette will be an exclusive to independent retailers who choose to participate in the 'Record Store Day' event here in the United States. So if you really want to find this one of a kind collectible that is the literal embodiment of the 'mixtape' portrayed in the film, you are going to have to do some hunting.