Varèse Sarabande will release the original Roots – Television Mini-Series Soundtrack on CD July 1, 2016. The album features the original music composed by Quincy Jones.
"I'm so thrilled to know that the Roots soundtrack is being relaunched for our younger generations to have the opportunity to learn about the evolution of black American music from its African origins to the late twentieth century," Quincy stated. "I got involved in the early stages of the project back in 1976 because I was passionate about educating listeners on the essence of what African music was truly about. I felt that America did not have a true understanding of the ramifications that the Trans-Atlantic slave trade had on music as a whole, and sadly I believe we still do not have an understanding of it to this day; as such, the words I wrote in the 1977 liner notes are as pertinent today as they were back then, and it brings me great pleasure to be able to share the message with a new audience."
Roots is available worldwide digitally, on DVD and Blu-ray.