Walt Disney Records has confirmed to us that they are planning to re-release the original The Muppet Movie soundtrack on vinyl this April 19, 2014 for Record Store Day. This will be a vinyl edition of the soundtrack re-released on CD in 2013, featuring all new liner notes by songwriter Paul Williams. That re-release itself was tied to the 35th anniversary of the film.
For Record Store Day, Disney had previously released identity-disc-inspired variants of Daft Punk’s TRON Legacy.
Record Store Day, which began in 2007 and is occurs on the third Saturday of April, celebrates independent record stores across the United States. Dozens of titles are released for the one day only event (with some inventory re-released for the Black Friday event) and often sell out with people lining up for hours before opening at their favorite local shops (inventory also varies between shops). For more information on the event, releases and participating retailers, visit the official Record Store Day website. A list of so-far announced titles was also recently published by the site.