Varèse Sarabande (Soundtracks; use Worldwide for MP3s)

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Annotation

Catalog Numbers

8xxxx, 95xxx, 1xxxxx, and 7xxxx : Vinyl releases, some later ones prefixed using the VC xxxxx scheme.
CAUTION: Many of these releases were from the pre-merge Varèse International Records, and not
the post-merge Varèse Sarabande.
302 06x xxx 2                   : CD releases, introduced with the VSD-xxxx system.
302 06x xxx 4                   : cassette releases, introduced with the VSD-xxxx system.
 704.xx                         : Vinyl releases in the 1980's, replaced the VC xxxxx system and was replaced by the STV-xxxxx system.
APD-0012                        : Prefix was used only once, for a compilation released in Taiwan
BCL 600x                        : Budget releases
CTV-xxxxx                       : Used for cassette releases
CVVC-8010                       : Prefix was used only once, for a soundtrack released in Japan
MO MMYY-xxxx.2                  : Used for some revived CD Club releases instead of VCL MMYY-xxxx
SCLS-xxxx                       : Used for CDs released in Japan
SRS 20xx                        : Used only by the Varèse Masters Film Music imprint
STV-81xxx                       : Used for vinyl releases, replaced the 704.xx numbering system, replaced by the VD-xxxx system
VC xxxxx / VX xxxxx             : Used for vinyl releases in the 1970's and early 1980's, was replaced by the 704.xx numbering system.
VCD-0xxx                        : CD release, released in Taiwan
VCD-47xxx                       : CD release, issued between 1985 and 1988
VCD-704xx                       : CD release, issued between 1987 and 1988
VCL MMYY-xxxx                   : Revived CD Club releases, released beginning in 2006
VCL YYMM.xx                     : Original CD Club releases, released between 1989 and 1992
VD-xxxx                         : Used for vinyl releases, replaced the the STV-xxxxx system
VG-xxxx                         : Used for vinyl releases, replaced the the VD-xxxx system
VS-xxxx                         : Used for vinyl releases in the mid 1980's
VSC-xxxx                        : Cassette releases  (Exception: Robocop was assigned catalog number VSC-81330)
VSD-xxxx                        : CD releases, many of them reissues of older MCA vinyl releases (First release in this series was VSD-5201; 
the 4200 to 5200 range began to be used in 2009 for low quantity releases for limited release
or direct-to-DVD films.)
XCD-100x                        : Used only by the Colossal Records imprint

Note: Starlog / Varèse Saraband releases used the Starlog catalog systems. (SR-100x, SV 95xxx, ASV 95xxx)''

Note: Every release between VSD-5201 and VSD-6199 received both a 302 06x xxx 2 and a VSD-xxxx catalog number. The xxxx is the same in both catalog numbers.

Releases between VSD-6200/302 066 200 2 and VSD-6499/302 066 499 2 always received a 302 06x xxx 2 catalog number, but only some were also assigned a VSD-6xxx number.

Releases after 302 066 500 2 were only assigned a 302 06x xxx 2 catalog number. No release after 302 066 500 2 ought to have a VSD-xxxx number listed.

Imprints

  • Citadel Records - was a subsidiary until some point prior to 1995.
  • Colossal Records - German imprint (1989-1992); Not to be confused with Colosseum Schallplatten
  • Fuel 2000 Records - Gospel, Jazz, Pop, Rock, etc. (302 061 xxx 2)
  • Varèse Sarabande CD Club - Limited edition releases of soundtracks without large expected demand (BCL 600x and VCL YYMM.xx and VCL MMYY-xxxx)
  • Varèse Sarabande Spotlight Series - musicals and related recordings (VSD-xxxx and 302 061 xxx 2)
  • Masters Film Music - "The finest film scores ever composed by the greatest composers of our era" (SRS 2xxx)
  • Sunswept Music (302 062 xxx 2)
  • Varèse Vintage - re-issues of oldies (VSD-xxxx and 302 066 xxx 2)
  • Volcano - Japanese rereleases of original Varèse Saraband releases
  • Water Music Records (302 060 xxx 2)
    • 10 Spot (302 060 xxx 2)
    • Water Music Dance (302 060 xxx 2)
    • Water Music Kids (302 060 xxx 2)
  • Wildcat! - rock (302 069 xxx 2)

(Re)Distribution Partners

These labels were/are distribution partners of Varèse Sarabande. They are not imprints of Varèse Sarabande.

  • Colosseum Schallplatten
  • Fynsworth Alley
  • Soundtrack Listeners Club
  • Soundtrack Listeners Communications

Canceled releases

Catalog Number     Composer              Release Title               Reason release was cancelled
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302 066 817 2      Brian Reitzel         30 Days of Night            ?
302 066 126 2      Christopher Young     Wonder Boys                 ?
302 066 203 2      ?                     Legend (Deluxe Edition)     ?
302 066 320 2      ?                     Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius   ?
302 066 352 2      ?                     Dinotopia                   ?
302 066 751 2      ?                     Idlewild                    ?
302 066 822 2      Christopher Young     Lucky You                   ?
VCD70456           Jay Ferguson          Bad Dreams                  CD was cancelled
VSD-6016           Howard Shore          Analyze This                Licensing Issues
VSD-5336           Alan Silvestri        Dutch                       Licensing Issues
VSD-5342           Alex North            Four Girls in Town          ?
VSD-5387           Thomas Newman         Whispers In The Dark        Licensing Issues
?                  ?                     Alaska                      ?

5387 was reused for a Colosseum-only "Film Classics" release.
5336 was reused for a Colosseum-only "John Carpenter's Greatest Hits Volume 2" release.
5395 may have only been released by Colosseum.

Unused catalog numbers:

VSD-5358         VSD-5428         VSD-5429
VSD-5430         VSD-5431         VSD-5504
VSD-5507         VSD-5508         VSD-5509
VSD-5513         VSD-5571         VSD-5635
VSD-5654         VSD-5655         VSD-5656
VSD-5657         VSD-5681         VSD-5745
VSD-5799         VSD-5809         VSD-5814
VSD-5864         VSD-5960         VSD-5993
302 066 000 2    302 066 081 2    302 066 100 2
302 066 127 2    302 066 325 2    302 066 360 2
302 066 428 2    302 066 431 2

Varèse Sarabande releases exclusively to the United States (except for releases with catalog numbers VCD-0xxx, which are released only in Taiwan). The same is true for all Varèse Sarabande imprints, except for the Masters Film Music imprint, which releases to Canada, though it also ships directly to the US market. All European sales are handled by the separate label Colosseum Schallplatten, which releases in Germany.


Many online sources list all Varèse imprints simply as Varèse Saraband, use the following as reference between VSD-4200 and 302 067 005 2:

Along the Blues Highway (2 releases)

6491,6510

Spotlight (108 releases)

5433,5434,5439,5440,5451,5452,5453,5461,5462,5464,5466,5472,5473,5475,5476,5482,5485,5516,5517,
5527,5529,5542,5548,5556,5557,5563,5564,5569,5583,5584,5585,5586,5589,5593,5597,5603,5604,5621,
5622,5623,5631,5632,5647,5652,5665,5669,5673,5676,5688,5707,5711,5715,5721,5722,5729,5730,5740,
5741,5742,5763,5768,5770,5771,5772,5798,5804,5805,5810,5815,5818,5819,5820,5826,5831,5837,5854,
5855,5856,5858,5867,5875,5876,5880,5888,5889,5894,5912,5916,5917,5923,5934,5944,5945,5958,5962,
5978,5993,6010,6011,6024,6044,6045,6074,6075,6076,6083,6188,6647

Varèse Vintage (379 releases)

5441,5481,5486,5494,5539,5549,5574,5576,5577,5594,5606,5607,5608,5668,5670,5680,5747,5775,5776,
5777,5797,5812,5813,5823,5831,5898,5899,5902,5905,5907,5908,5919,5938,5948,5952,5954,5979,5997,
6002,6004,6006,6007,6023,6028,6029,6034,6036,6037,6048,6056,6057,6058,6059,6065,6073,6079,6085,
6097,6098,6101,6103,6104,6108,6110,6111,6118,6119,6129,6130,6131,6132,6147,6148,6158,6164,6165,
6169,6176,6186,6190,6192,6193,6198,6204,6205,6206,6209,6210,6211,6214,6215,6216,6217,6219,6229,
6230,6231,6233,6234,6235,6236,6237,6242,6246,6248,6249,6250,6252,6254,6258,6260,6262,6263,6269,
6270,6271,6273,6274,6275,6276,6293,6294,6295,6299,6301,6302,6303,6304,6305,6311,6312,6315,6321,
6322,6323,6324,6326,6327,6328,6329,6332,6333,6334,6335,6339,6340,6341,6342,6343,6344,6345,6347,
6348,6349,6359,6361,6362,6363,6364,6372,6373,6375,6376,6377,6378,6381,6382,6383,6384,6386,6389,
6390,6391,6393,6394,6395,6396,6397,6398,6401,6403,6404,6405,6406,6407,6408,6422,6425,6432,6436,
6437,6439,6440,6441,6442,6443,6444,6445,6446,6451,6452,6453,6455,6458,6461,6462,6463,6464,6465,
6466,6467,6468,6470,6473,6476,6477,6478,6480,6483,6484,6487,6488,6489,6490,6493,6494,6495,6505,
6506,6507,6508,6512,6519,6536,6537,6538,6541,6546,6547,6548,6549,6553,6554,6555,6556,6557,6558,
6565,6566,6567,6568,6569,6575,6576,6579,6584,6589,6590,6593,6594,6598,6599,6602,6609,6611,6612,
6613,6614,6637,6638,6641,6646,6649,6650,6653,6656,6657,6660,6661,6662,6664,6668,6669,6671,6672,
6674,6675,6677,6680,6681,6684,6685,6691,6692,6703,6708,6716,6718,6719,6724,6728,6730,6731,6734,
6737,6738,6741,6742,6744,6747,6749,6750,6752,6753,6757,6758,6762,6764,6767,6768,6770,6791,6794,
6797,6800,6803,6804,6805,6812,6813,6814,6815,6816,6819,6821,6823,6832,6835,6836,6843,6844,6845,
6846,6848,6851,6852,6857,6859,6860,6861,6875,6876,6879,6880,6894,6896,6899,6903,6905,6907,6909,
6915,6920,6949,6950,6957,6965,6970,6971,6972,6974,6976,6979,6987,6988,7004,7005,7006,7008

For other catalog numbers:

0000 to 0999 is 10 Spot, Water Music Kids, Water Music Dance, or Water Music Records
1000 to 1999 is Fuel 2000 
2000 to 2999 is Fynsworth Alley
3000 to 3999 is Sunswept Music
8000 to 8999 is currently unused by Varèse Saraband; Colosseum uses this number range for their own releases
9000 to 9999 was used by Wildcat! Recording Corporation
Annotation last modified on 2012-12-15 09:52 UTC.

Releases

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Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Lust for Life / Background to Violence Suite: The Killers, Brute Force, Naked City Miklós Rózsa Vinyl 13 VC-81053
Jules Verne's Master of the World Les Baxter 12" Vinyl 12 VC 81070
Silent Running Peter Schickele Vinyl 12 VC 81072
A Time to Love and a Time to Die Miklós Rózsa Vinyl 19 VC-81075
Themes From Classic Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Various Artists Vinyl 12 VC 81077
Phantasm Fred Myrow and Malcolm Seagrave Vinyl 16 VC-81105
A Little Romance Georges Delerue 12" Vinyl 16 STV 81109
The Dunwich Horror Les Baxter 12" Vinyl 11 VC 81103
Martin Donald Rubinstein 12" Vinyl 22 VC 81127
Home Movies Pino Donaggio 12" Vinyl 17 STV 81139
Mad Max Brian May 12" Vinyl 18 STV 81144
The Island Ennio Morricone 12" Vinyl 10 STV 81147
Dressed to Kill Pino Donaggio 12" Vinyl 13 STV 81148
Man of a Thousand Faces Frank Skinner 12" Vinyl 9 STV 81121
John Carpenter's Escape From New York John Carpenter & Alan Howarth Vinyl 13 STV 81134
The Howling Pino Donaggio 12" Vinyl 22 STV 81150
Halloween II John Carpenter & Alan Howarth 12" Vinyl 12 STV 81152
The Formula Bill Conti 12" Vinyl 11 STV 81153 [none]
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95 "From the New World" / Carnival Overture Antonín Dvořák; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique Bátiz CD 5 VCD 47216
Night of the Living Dead Various Artists 12" Vinyl 15 STV 81151
Creepshow John Harrison 12" Vinyl 9 STV 81160 [none]
The Burning Rick Wakeman Vinyl 10 STV 81162
The Secret of NIMH Jerry Goldsmith 12" Vinyl 12 STV 81169
The Avengers Laurie Johnson CD 24 VCD-47270 030206727029
The Winds of War Robert Cobert CD 16 VSD-47180 030206818024
Videodrome Howard Shore 12" Vinyl 7 STV 81173
The Star Wars Trilogy: Star Wars / The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi John Williams Vinyl 14 704.210
10 to Midnight Robert O. Ragland 12" Vinyl 19 STV 81172
Halloween John Carpenter 12" Vinyl 11 STV 81176
Brainstorm James Horner 12" Vinyl 7 STV 81197
Gorky Park James Horner 12" Vinyl 11 STV 81206
Wavelength Tangerine Dream 12" Vinyl 16 STV 81207
Liquid Sky Slava Tsukerman CD 18 VCD 47181 030206818123
The Star Wars Trilogy: Star Wars / The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi John Williams CD 14 VCD 47201 030206742121
The Adventures of Robin Hood Erich Wolfgang Korngold CD 16 VCD 47202 030206720228
Brainstorm James Horner CD 7 VCD 47215 030206819724
The Thief of Bagdad / The Jungle Book Miklós Rózsa CD 8 VCD 47258 [none]
Gorky Park James Horner CD 11 VCD 47260 [none]
Violin Concerto / Flute Concerto John Williams; London Symphony Orchestra, Mark Peskanov, Peter Lloyd, Leonard Slatkin CD 4 VSD-5345 030206534528
Starman Jack Nitzsche CD 14
The Fog John Carpenter 12" Vinyl 8 STV 81191
Supergirl Jerry Goldsmith 12" Vinyl 14 STV 81231
Starman Jack Nitzsche 12" Vinyl 14 STV 81233
Supergirl Jerry Goldsmith CD 14 VCD 47218 030206821826
Wavelength (1st CD release) Tangerine Dream CD 16 VCD-47223 [none]
Wavelength Tangerine Dream Cassette 16 VSC-81207 030206820744
A Group Called Smith Smith CD 15 VSD-5489 030206548921
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Bernard Herrmann Vinyl 12 704.340 [none]
Silver Bullet Jay Chattaway Cassette 14 CTV 81264 [none]
Runaway Jerry Goldsmith 12" Vinyl 14 STV-81234

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