A few weeks ago, Mondo announced they were releasing the year’s best soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1, on vinyl, which was all well and good. Everybody loves vinyl. And yet I would have been slightly more impressed if it were being released on audio cassette since that’s what Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) has in the movie. Of course, it’s a lot to ask a boutique operation like to manufacture cassette tapes. It seemed like it an Awesome Mix tape would be a pipe dream.
Sometimes dreams come true. A Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 cassette tape will be released as a promotional item as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 28th. Yes, cassettes, especially when compared to vinyl, CDs, or mp3s, have awful audio quality, but this is really more of a collector’s item than anything else (seriously, do you even have a cassette player anymore?). If you want to pick the cassette tape up (as well as support your local record store), click here to find participating locations. The cassette, a joint release between Marvel and Disney-owned Hollywood Records, will only be available until the end of the year, but I have a feeling these are going to go very fast. [The Dissolve]