“Space Jam,” a film released in the golden age of CDs, will be reissued on vinyl in honor of Record Store Day.
It’s been over 20 years since Michael Jordan was called upon to help a ragtag crew of Looney Tunes secure their freedom from intergalactic Monstars in the 1996 classic, which also provided a backdrop for R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.” But vinyl fanatics can have the real jam going down as soon as April 22.
Packed with 14 tracks, including Kelly’s self-empowerment ballad, the reissued soundtrack will feature other favorites such as the Quad City DJs’ “Space Jam,” Seal’s “Fly Like an Eagle” and All-4-One’s “I Turn to You.”
Supported by an organization of independent record stores that goes by the same name, next month’s Record Store Day will see a number of other special editions made available on vinyl, Consequence of Sound reports.
Previously unreleased David Bowie tracks, a few Prince re-releases and Thelonious Monk’s only recorded soundtrack will all be free to purchase, along with dozens of others. But as we wait for a sequel, “Space Jam 2,” to maybe-or-maybe-not materialize, we know what the real highlight is.