Space Jam

Everybody get up; it’s time to get nostalgic, courtesy of today’s list of Record Store Day exclusives. The releases—which will all hit stores on the big promotional day, April 22—include the sorts of things you’d expect to catch vinyl fans’ eyes: Bowie, Prince, and Lou Reed are all represented, plus Spoon’s new album and the Thelonious Monk soundtrack we reported on earlier today.

But the real treasure—at least for the nostalgia-mining Morlocks known as ‘90s kids—was buried a little further down on the list: The Space Jam soundtrack is getting a vinyl reissue.

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These days, the hextuple-platinum album is mostly known as the angelic vessel by which R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” was delivered to the earth. But the album is more than a one-trick pony, regardless of what you might think about the movie it was attached to. Seal, Busta Rhymes, Monica, Salt-N-Pepa, and Barry White all lent their talents to the collection, embodying the immortal conflict between heroic rabbits, sexualized-but-tough lady bunnies, and the vicious Monstars that wants to keep them apart. That’s to say nothing of the contributions of the Quad City DJ’s, who’ll now be able to demand fans come on and slam and welcome to the jam with all the warm hisses and pops their message deserves.

[via Consequence Of Sound]