Taking a cue from Star-Lord himself, Marvel is bringing the cassette back into fashion by planning a tape release of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack, "Awesome Mix Vol. 1."
While the soundtrack was previously available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats, everyone who's seen the flick knows that it originated in cassette form, as a gift from Peter Quill's mother to the young boy. As he grows into Star-Lord, he still cherishes the tape, which he plays on his personal Walkman and his spaceship. (The latter serving as the platform to unleash dancing baby Groot.)
Disney will release the cassette to coincide with Record Store Day's Black Friday event, exclusive to independent music retailers throughout the U.S. The tape will come with a free digital download of the mix.
Per Billboard, "It will be the first music cassette released by Disney since 2003. Disney has not announced how many copies of the Guardians cassette will be released."
Check out the official artwork below, and look for the cassette version of "Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1" in stores on November 28.
[via: Billboard, h/t Screen Crush]
Photo credit: Marvel Music/Hollywood Records