Disney has announced it will release Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape on cassette. Awesome Mix Vol 1 will be the studio's first cassette release in more than a decade and marks a resurgence of the medium.

Guardians of the GalaxyChris Pratt's character Peter Quill was given the Awesome Mixtape by his later mother

Billboard reports that the limited-edition cassette will be released on November 17, though will only be available exclusively at independent record shops. Strangely, the release will ignore the Black Friday Record Store Day, which takes place across indie record stores just 11 days later.

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The mixtape will feature feel-good hits from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Blue Swede, 10cc and David Bowie - in-keeping with the tape that Chris Pratt's character owns in the huge grossing movie. The music is heard throughout the film, while the tape itself - given to Peter Quill by his late mother - plays a prominent role in the movie's story.

Chris PrattThe Awesome Mixtape played throughout the movie and was a prominent plot line

The Marvel movie has taken over $700 million worldwide and preparations are already underway for a sequel. CD, vinyl and digital versions of the Awesome Mix have performed strongly due and it reached No.2 on the UK's compilation chart. It's currently the 10th-highest selling album of 2014, in the U.S.

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The cassette revival has seen releases from major acts included Julian Casablancas, Beck, MGMT and Zooey Deschanel's She & Him. 

All cassette copies of the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack Awesome Mix Vol 1 will come with a free digital download.

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