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

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Memoirs of an Invisible ManShirley WalkerCD10
VSD-5355030206535525
The Adventures of the Great Mouse DetectiveHenry ManciniCD17
VSD-53594005939535926
Basic InstinctJerry GoldsmithCD10
VSD-53604005939536022
Man TroubleGeorges DelerueCD16