James Gunn Shares New ‘Complete’ Awesome Mix Playlist

Guardians Of The Galaxy

by Ben Travis |
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The Awesome Mix soundtracks are the real heart of both Guardians Of The Galaxy and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, not just providing an upbeat and soulful soundtrack for the adventures of Starlord and co, but also the emotional core of the series – songs handed down to Peter Quill by his mum, Meredith, who died when he was young. If your lockdown listening could do with a boost of ‘70s soft rock and soulful jams, you’re in luck – James Gunn has just shared a playlist with a bunch of extra 'Awesome' songs.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

The playlist is called Meredith Quill’s Complete Awesome Mix, comprising songs that informed that character on screen. Some of the tracks have made it into the films themselves already – and there’s a chance some of them could be used in the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3. “Today I added Meredith Quill’s Complete Awesome Mix to my Spotify account for you to enjoy,” Gunn wrote on Instagram. “This is part of the list of songs Meredith Quill loved that I chose the songs for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol’s 1 and 2 soundtracks from. Some of these songs almost made it into the movie (She’s Gone) and others I always wanted to use but could never find the right place for them. Whatever the case, I never intended on sharing these songs, as I might use them in future movies. But I think the need for all of us to have some joyousness in these difficult times outweighs all that.” Listen to the playlist on Spotify here.

The mix ranges from David Bowie and Kiss, to Blondie and Stevie Wonder – and is sure to make your day that little bit more awesome. While Gunn is set to return for the third Guardians film, it sounds like that won’t be for a while yet – Marvel has dated its films through to the end of 2022, meaning Vol. 3 is coming in 2023 at the earliest. That checks out, though, with Gunn currently working on his DC reboot-sequel The Suicide Squad, which finished shooting before lockdown began. It’s currently slated for release on 6 August 2021.

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