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In its second week of release, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy this awesome soundtrack has claimed the top position on the Billboard 200 chart Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy : it features classics from the 1970s songs such as Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling," "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc, Redbone's "Come and Get Your Love," and The Runaways' "Cherry Bomb."

For at the heart of this movie is its music, as it plays an almost central thematic role in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" as the 1970s songs included in the film are part of the storyline in a pretty unique way. As one of the main narrative plot points in the movie, is that Quill has a compilation tape `Awesome Mix #1' that he received from his mother before she died, which she had put together for him. It has of songs that she loved, all songs from the 1970s, and this is the only thing Quill has left of his mother and his former home on Earth. He uses the music as a connection to his past and to the sadness he felt, but also joy - as we the viewer are engrossed in the opening sequences of the movie when Quill does impromptu dance sequence.

For Quill, this is the soundtrack​ to his life. One of best Marvel films to date, with an excellent marriage between celluloid and music.
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I love Marvel Movies (well, most of them!) and after watching Guardians of the Galaxy last week, it immediately became one of my favourite movies... Ever!

Acting, direction, story... everything was awesome! I normally get very easily distracted in the cinema, but this movie had me hooked from start to finish. The movie excelled at combining serious themes with humour, and the music played a huge part in making this experience possible.

The "mixed tape" concept was very well executed and made me really appreciate some songs I had admittedly never heard of before. Cherry Bomb!! And really take me back to the movie scenes when I listen to them now. The main theme is also a classic!

All in all, if you enjoyed Guardians, you will love this soundtrack. Cannot wait for the home release of the movie now! 5/5

UPDATE: Okay, I have been listening to the mixed tape now for almost two weeks! The songs really work well with the movie and bring back classic scenes. Groot's dance to "I want you back" was legendary! No wonder the mixed tape has reached no.1 in the charts!
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on 6 September 2014
The first CD is nothing more and nothing less than Peter Quill's mixtape, which happily sat in my car CD player for over a month and buoyed up my mood no matter what had happened. The second is the orchestral soundtrack of the film, which has some surprisingly delicate and beautiful moments.
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on 3 November 2014
The soundtrack of "Guardians of the Galaxy" is one of my favorites in a long time, and the 2-Disc Deluxe Version is the one the buy.

DISC 1 - Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Disc One is the songs from the movie. All but one of them are featured in the film ("Spirit in the Sky" is not in the movie, although it was used in one of the trailers). Not only is the music good, but as you know if you've seen the film, the mixtape serves a significant narrative purpose. The songs here are presented as much more than just background music - these songs are important to the main character. My understanding is that the director even played the songs on set to help the cast understand the tone he was going for.

Favorite Tracks
[01] Hooked on a Feeling
[03] Spirit in the Sky
[08] Come and Get Your Love
[12] Ain't No Mountain High Enough

DISC 2 - Original Score by Tyler Bates

The original score for the film is certainly overshadowed by the songs in the movie. But Tyler Bates is very a talented composer, and he delivers an emotional underscore here that serves the story well. It's not as compelling to listen to on it's own as disc one of this album, but there are some interesting tracks that I've found myself revisiting.

Favorite Tracks
[12] Sanctuary
[20] Sacrifice
[22] The Ballad of the Nova Corps.
[26] Groot Cocoon
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on 31 July 2014
I just got back from seeing the film in IMAX 3D and it was worth every penny.
I will do a more in-depth review in the DVD section but for now this is just about the Score and Soundtrack.

Tyler Bates delivered a fantastic score with touching moments of simplicity to offset his bombastic and powerful scoring for the numerous action sequences, Tyler joins the ranks of Marvel composers and his place is firmly cemented I hope he returns for the already green-lit sequel.

Secondly the soundtrack, a perfect choice of hits mostly from the 70s James Gunn and the music supervisor who I believe has been Dave Jordan for all the current Marvel films deserve a big pat on the back for choosing a perfect selection of memorable songs.

Marvel has done it again with Guardians of the Galaxy at the cinema and with a double whammy Score and Soundtrack this is a win win for Marvel and music fans again.

See the film buy the soundtrack would be my advice!
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on 15 September 2015
The first CD is 'Awesome Mix Vol. 1' which is a collection of all of the songs played in the film.
I love just about all of them, it's a great celebration of the late 70s- early 80s music scene.

The second disc contains a number of different bits of background music from the film plus a couple of amusing bits of dialogue. A lot of it is really good, but not quite of the same awesome musical beauty of some of Hanz Zimmer's best.

Still I have to give the overall product 5* as it just makes me smile.
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on 30 August 2014
All good thanks
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on 28 July 2015
great album
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on 20 April 2015
For playing the Standard edition will do just fine, as the 2nd disc with this Deluxe is purely orchestral bits that you will likely just not play more than once.
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on 31 December 2014
a great Vinyl, for the amazing and iconic mix tape. to the really Big and dramatic score by Tyler Bates. If you were a fan of this film and enjoyed the music, I could n't recommend this more.
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