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Buy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on Cassette

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October 21, 2014
Source: Billboard

Guardians of the Galaxy

Hot on the heels of news that fans will be able to get a dancing Groot toy just in time for the holidays, another treat from Guardians of the Galaxy will be available for purchase this holiday season too. Besides the ragtag group of misfits that make up the titular cosmic crew from Marvel's successful flick, one of the biggest stars of the film is the classic pop rock soundtrack. And now you'll be able to own and listen to it exactly like Star-Lord would because Billboard reports you can buy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 on cassette tape beginning November 17th. So now that friend of yours with a shitty car will have great music. Look!

Here's Guardians of the Galaxy's Awesome Mix Vol. 1 in all its cassette glory (via Billboard):

Guardians of the Galaxy

UPDATE: Marvel has announced that the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 cassette will be available as part of the releases on this year's second Record Store Day on November 28th (yes, that's Black Friday). Here's an announcement video showing off the tape with information to help you find out where you can get one:

The tape will be an "RSD First" release, and will only be an exclusive through the end of the year, which means that it will likely be more readily available for purchase in 2015. It's not clear how many copies will be available at participating Record Store Day locations (and it's a crazy shopping day too), so keep checking with your local record stores or watch the RSD website for more information.

Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super). Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to join his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand. Marvel releases the film on Blu-Ray & DVD on December 9th.

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  • Brian Sleider
    WTF would I even do with that? I'd have to go to fucking goodwill to buy a player. Neat idea, but really A cassette? I wonder how over priced this antiquated piece will be. 25 dollars? Sounds about right.
    • OfficialJab
      You either use it in a cassette player, or keep it as a collectible. You don't ever buy things which don't have a practical use just because you'd like to have them?
      • Brian Sleider
        Not typically no.
    • avconsumer2
      Saw it on vinyl the other day, almost bought. I imagine it's available in other formats as well.
    • Terry Craig
      Or, you know, people who still actually have a cassette player might buy it.
      • Akirakorn
        I got a full-size deck (the size of most audio tuners these days) with two players, so I can make direct copies... at double speed! Not too sure about my old walkman. (yes I still have my VHS player, PS1, Genesis, etc... because they still work and I love em!)
    • Ronnie
      It's a prop replica. People pay top dollar for them. It's not about the using, it's the having. I mean, my friend has a Bat'leth he keeps on his mantle. Will he ever USE it? Highly unlikely. But it's cool, it looks cool, and it's a replica of Worf's, and that's awesome. Same deal here.
  • McWetty
    Got it on vinyl (really old school) last month and it's truly awesome. Get it one way or another.
    • Franklin Carpio
      I just bought it on itunes. Regardless, you're right... get it one way or another.
  • Chris Groves
    It would be super cool if they sold it with a Walkman styled after the one Quill used in the film. Either way, the pop culture impact this film has had is truly impressive. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is headed for $1 Billion worldwide, for sure.
  • DAVIDPD
    NOPE. This is the epitome of hipster nostalgia bullshit.
  • stavi82
    I'll wait for the laserdisc version, thank you. Although, this will play in my 1986 pickup...
  • BJ Orbase
    If you're hipster enough to still use cassettes you would have already made this exact mix tape by hand, with a boombox set to oldies radio, some Maxell cassettes, and a BIC pen.
    • Akirakorn
      Didn't make the mix tape by hand but I do have all the tools to make one. Only my handwriting isn't too good.
  • ff
    I kinda thought this was the weakest part of the movie. Most of the songs were meh.

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