‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ soundtrack to be released in new deluxe vinyl edition

Album has topped the US album charts

The popular soundtrack to summer blockbuster Guardians Of The Galaxy is to be released in a lush new vinyl set.

While the film was a financial success, grossing over £400m worldwide, the soundtrack was also a hit, topping the US album charts.

On the back of that achievement, /Film reports that Texas-based company Mondo are to release a special edition of the LP pressed on 180 gram vinyl. The set will also feature new artwork from artist Tyler Stout and one of nine randomly inserted handbills.

Mondo create limited-edition posters, VHS reissues and other movie-related apparel. Its Guardians Of The Galaxy package is due for release January 2015 and is now available to pre-order.

The LP features a number of pop and rock tracks from the ’60s and ’70s, including ‘Hooked On A Feeling’ by Blue Swede, ‘Moonage Daydream’ by David Bowie, and Elvin Bishop’s ‘Fooled Around And Fell In Love’. At a July press conference to launch the movie, director James Gunn spoke of how the film worked its soundtrack into the storyline.

“The songs that were used in the movie were chosen to be specific to those scenes so it’s not about what songs I like the best,” Gunn said. “All the songs were written into the script and baked into the story of the Guardians Of The Galaxy which is what makes it work so well.”