Even before I experienced Guardians of the Galaxy in the the theaters, I knew that the soundtrack would be extraordinary!
In the movie, the main character, Peter Quill is born on earth and his mother has a terminal disease. As a gift, she gives him a mix tape of some of her favorite songs so that Peter will be able to know his mother through the music that she loved.
During the movie, the mix tape that Peter was given becomes a focal issue in several scenes. In fact, the music of this movie not only defines who Peter is as a character, it propels the movie and sets the tone for many of the key themes.
There is a formal soundtrack created by Tyler Bates (300, Watchmen, Slither) which is really good, but for this review, I am focusing on the pop songs from the original motion picture sound track.
[one_half]1. “Hooked on a Feeling”
2. “Go All the Way”
3. “Spirit in the Sky”
4. “Moonage Daydream”
5. “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”
6. “I’m Not in Love”
7. “I Want You Back”
8. “Come and Get Your Love”
9. “Cherry Bomb”
10. “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)”
11. “O-o-h Child”
12. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”[/one_half][one_half_last]Blue Swede
The Jackson 5
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell[/one_half_last]
I love this soundtrack. The best thing about it are those moments when you can listen to each song and think about how special it really is, however, once you associate it with the scenes from the movie, this soundtrack becomes epic!
It’s eclectic, nostalgic, and one I can listen to over and over.
If you love the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, classic rock, or just good music, you should do yourself a favor and pick this CD up or download it as soon as possible!
What do you think of the soundtrack?
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