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Varèse Sarabande was founded in 1977 as the result of a merger between the small classical labels Varèse International and Sarabande Records as a label to distribute reissues of classical albums from companies such as Decca Records and JVC. Eventually, they branched into jazz music, Broadway recordings and, most notably, film scores. In 1988, Varèse Sarabande began a long-running distribution deal with MCA (which continued long after that label folded into the larger Universal Music Group), and today it has released over 1,100 film scores and cast recordings. Robert Townson's long association with the label made it very familiar to soundtrack fans. (he paired up with them in 1985note  and, after 34 years, left in 2019, to launch his own eponymous production company), the company not only releases work from legends such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Bernard Herrmann, but also supports more recent composers such as Alexandre Desplat, Brian Tyler and Marco Beltrami. The label has also released two CD compilations of theme music from North American game shows.

The company's success has led to competitors (and often Friendly Rivals) such as Intrada, La-La Land Records, Kritzerland, Silva Screen Records, Quartet Records and Perseverance Records, Dragon's Domain Records and Milan Records. In a way, Varèse Sarabande's success showed that there was a market for film scores and the company has benefited strongly. Although Italy's C.A.M.(Creazioni Artistiche Musicali) and Cinevox actually predate the company, these two labels concentrate on Italian productions. France's Music Box Records and Spain's Quartet Records cast their nets wider.

The company also operates Varèse Vintage, a sublabel for pop music reissues and compilations.

In February 2018, Varèse was acquired by Concord Music Group.

The listing below only includes albums that had their initial release on the label (with a few exceptions, such as Spartacus in the Alex North folder). CD Club releases are in bold. Deluxe Editions are usually released as part of the CD Club.

Among their many, many releases (and the individual folders may not include all the albums on the label from that particular composer, usually just the ones with pages on this site - However the "Others" folder is just limited to titles with pages on this site.):

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    David Arnold 

    Angelo Badalamenti 

    Klaus Badelt 

    Nathan Barr 

    John Barry 
  • Jagged Edge
    • In 1992 reissued through the CD Club with the 1985 album programme (of long suites called "Jagged Edge, Part I" and "Jagged Edge, Part II") broken into separate cues.
  • Mercury Rising
  • Peggy Sue Got Married
    • And in 2016 an expanded Deluxe Edition via the CD Club.

    Tyler Bates 

    Christophe Beck 

    Marco Beltrami 
  • Blade II
  • Dracula 2000 Beltrami's scorenote  was previously released as part of the Little Box Of Horrors boxset; the score album got a solo release in 2020.
  • The Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
  • Gods of Egypt
  • This got an expanded Deluxe Edition through the CD Club in 2016.
  • I, Robot
  • Joy Ride
  • In 2021 this got a CD Club 2-CD Deluxe Edition release.
  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Followed by an expanded Deluxe Edition in 2011.
  • The November Man
  • The Omen (2006)
    • Scream - The first score releasenote  from Varèse Sarabande was a 30m album where it shared space with Scream 2...
  • This got an expanded Deluxe Edition through the CD Club in 2011.
  • Scream 2 - The first score release from Varèse Sarabande was a 30m album where it shared space with Scream... None of his score was on the Capitol Records soundtrack album.
    • This also got an expanded Deluxe Edition in 2016.
  • Scream 3 - Beltrami had no music on the Wind-up soundtrack album.
  • Scream 4 - Beltrami had two cuts on the Lakeshore soundtrack album.
    • Its expansion was released in 2022 as part of a 6-CD set (also out digitally) with the content of the label’s Scream & Scream 2 Deluxe Editions on the first two discs, as well as the composer’s expanded score from Scream 3 and Scream 4 on the third, fourth and fifth disc. The sixth disc features previously unreleased music from all films, as well as alternates and demo cues'' (Also the cue called "Sid's Advice" on the 2011 score albumnote  gets the non-bowdlerised name of "Don't Fuck With The Original" on the expanded release).
  • Seventh Son (2015)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • The Watcher

    Charles Bernstein 
  • April Fools' Day
    • This was given the Deluxe Edition treatment with the synth music on the 1986 album paired with the orchestral music actually used in the film itself, plus some bonus tracks.
  • Deadly Friend - Perseverance issued an expanded version with the orchestral music included, along with an interview with Charles Bernstein and Wes Craven.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)note 

    Elmer Bernstein 

    Chris Boardman 

    Simon Boswell 
  • Dust Devil
  • Hackers (various artists/Simon Boswell) - 2-CD expansion of the 1996 Edel America soundtrack album, with 24m 18s of Boswell's score (none of which was on the original release).
  • Hardware (1990)note 

    Carter Burwell 

    John Carpenter 

    Gary Chang 

    Jay Chattaway 

    Paul Chihara 

    George S. Clinton 

    Elia Cmiral 

    Bill Conti 

    Don Davis 

    John Debney 

    Georges Delerue 

    Alexandre Desplat 

    Pino Donaggio 

    Patrick Doyle 

    Anne Dudley 

    Clint Eastwood 

    Randy Edelman 

    Cliff Eidelman 

    Jonathan Elias 

    Danny Elfman 

    Stephen Endelman 

    Ilan Eshkeri 

    Harold Faltermeyer 
  • The Running Man
    • Followed in 2020 by a Deluxe Edition.
  • Thief of Hearts - A reissue of the 1984 Casablanca soundtrack album (a combo of songs and score tracks) with bonus tracks added. In 2023, Quartet Records issued a 2-CD edition with the film score and bonus tracks on CD 1 and the 1984 album and more bonus tracks on CD 2.

    George Fenton 

    Jay Ferguson 

    Brad Fiedel 

    Robert Folk 

    John Frizzell 

    Michael Giacchino 

    Eliot Goldenthal 

    Jerry Goldsmith 
  • The 13th Warrior
  • Alien Nation (his thrown-out score; Later reissued by Kritzerland on a 2-CD set with Curt Sobel's replacement score.)
  • Air Force One
    • The 2019 2-CD Deluxe Edition includes Joel McNeely's additional music; the original album only included Goldsmith's music.
  • Along Came a Spider
    • In 2021 there was an expanded Deluxe Edition.
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue
  • Basic Instinct (expanded edition later released by Prometheus; later given the 2-CD treatment by Quartet Records with the full score on CD 1 and the 1992 soundtrack album and bonuses on CD 2).
  • The Blue Max - They had a go at this one as well...
  • The 'Burbs - This CD Club release came in 1992; there was no soundtrack album for this in 1989.
    • 2007 there was an expanded Deluxe Edition
    • In 2022 there was an(other) expansion from La-La Land Records.
  • Chain Reaction
    • In 2015 this got an expanded Deluxe Edition.
  • City Hall
    • In 2023 this got a Deluxe Edition with a 16-track, 34-minute program of the score as heard in the film itself; a 6-track, 10-minute selection of previously unreleased alternates; and the 12-track, 30-minute sequence of the original 1996 Varèse Sarabande CD.
  • Criminal Law
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes - This entry in the series didn't get a soundtrack album in 1971; it didn't get an album of its own until 2009.
  • Executive Decision
    • This received an expanded Deluxe Edition in 2016.
  • Explorers - A CD premiere of the MCA soundtrack album with the running order changed to keep the score selections separate from the songs.
    • Intrada later issued the complete score in 2011.
  • Fierce Creatures - Because there's only about 20 minutes of score in the film, some extra material was recorded specifically to make the album come in at around the 30-minute mark (29 minutes to be precise).
  • Freud (Nothing to do with this.)
  • A Gathering Of Eagles
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
    • This received an expanded Deluxe Edition as a 25th anniversary edition.
  • The Haunting (1999)
    • Followed in 2017 by an expanded Deluxe Edition.
  • Hollow Man
  • In Like Flint/Our Man Flint The first release of the film recordings. (With the sequel first for some reason). Silva Screen Records reissued the films' 20th Century-Fox Records soundtrack album rerecordings with both very short albums on one album. (And Intrada later reissued that pairing.)
  • Justine - this Deluxe Edition pairs the music heard in the film proper, (recorded in Hollywood) with the 1969 Monument Records soundtrack album, a re-recording done in London.
  • L.A. Confidential
    • The 2022 Deluxe Edition pairs an expanded score presentationnote  with the score album.
  • Leviathan (1989)
  • Link (Both Intrada and La-La Land Records have issued remastered editions, no expansions as yet; the scoring masters are MIA.)
  • Lionheart - the 1987 historical adventure that was the final Jerry Goldsmith/Franklin J. Schaffner collaboration.
    • It has the distinction of being released at the time as two separate albums - Lionheart: Volume One and Lionheart: Volume Two.
    • In 1994 there was a 1-CD condensation called Lionheart: The Epic Symphonic Score including all of Vol. 1 and 6 tracks from Vol. 2.
    • Then in 2021 it was given the 2-CD Deluxe Edition treatment, presented remastered, complete (two added cues) and with the music in chronological order.
  • The List of Adrian Messenger
  • Lonely Are the Brave
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action - His final score. The album released with the movie doesn't contain any of John Debney's music - he completed the film when Goldsmith too ill to continue.
    • However, the 2021 2-CD Deluxe Edition does include Debney alongside Goldsmith, along with the 2003 soundtrack album.
  • Love Field
    • The 2021 Deluxe Edition also contains some of the blues piano pieces by Little Feat co-founder member Bill Payne that replaced some of Goldsmith's material in the finished product.
  • Malice
  • Matinee - Expanded by Intrada.
  • The Mephisto Waltz
  • Medicine Man
  • Mom and Dad Save the World
  • Mr. Baseball
  • The Omen Trilogy:
    • The Omen - Their first release of this was an expansion of the 1976 soundtrack album that was handled through RCA Records.
    • Damien: Omen II - this expansion includes the soundtrack album versions recorded in London, and the film versions which were recorded at 20th Century Fox.note 
    • The Final Conflict - was the first soundtrack album produced by Robert Townson.
      • It got a Deluxe Edition expansion in 2001.
  • Planet of the Apes (1968) - This expanded release (The original Project 3 release had one cue added when Intrada took a crack at it in 1992) also included a suite from Goldsmith's score for Escape from the Planet of the Apes.
  • Raggedy Man
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II (expanded edition later released by Silva America. Intrada issued a 2-CD edition.)
  • Runaway
    • This one got its expanded Deluxe Edition in 2014.
  • Rudy
    • This beloved music received an expanded Deluxe Edition in 2022.
  • The Sand Pebbles - this first release of the complete score was issued as a Deluxe Edition in 2002.
  • The Secret of NIMH (expanded edition later released by Intrada)
  • Small Soldiers
    • The expanded Deluxe Edition arrived in 2018.
  • The Spiral Road
  • Star Trek: Nemesis
    • A 2-CD expanded Deluxe Edition came out in 2014.
  • Supergirl (1984) (expanded edition later released by Silva Screen Records)
  • Timeline His rejected score.
  • Total Recall (1990) Quartet Records later issued a 2-CD edition with the full score on CD 1 and the 1990 soundtrack album on CD 2.
    • In 2000 there was an expanded Deluxe Edition
  • U.S. Marshals
    • The expanded Deluxe Edition came out in 2020.
  • The Vanishing (the US remake).
  • It's also worth noting the 4-disc boxset Jerry Goldsmith At 20th Century Fox.

    Joel Goldsmith 

    Harry Gregson-Williams 

    Rupert Gregson-Williams 

    Dave Grusin 

    Bernard Herrmann 

    James Horner 

    James Newton Howard 

    Mark Isham 

    Steve Jablonsky 

    Henry Jackman 

    Maurice Jarre 

    Trevor Jones 

    Richard Hartley 

    Michael Kamen 
  • Die Hard - There was no soundtrack album issued in 1988; the first release was as part of the CD Club line in 2002. Later expanded by La-La Land Records.
  • Die Hard 2 - This was given a release along with the film.
    • In 2012 there was a 2-CD Deluxe Edition.
  • The Iron Giant - Kamen had two tracks on the Rhino Records soundtrack album.
    • In 2022 there was an expanded Deluxe Edition.
  • Hudson Hawk (with Robert Kraft)
  • Suspect
    • Like John Barry's Jagged Edge music, the 1987 soundtrack release presented the music is the form of two long suites (one for each side of the record/cassette: "Suspect Suite Part I" and.. you can probably guess was on side 2. In 2014 it was reissued with more user-friendly sequencing.

    Rolfe Kent 

    Harald Kloser 

    Christopher Lennertz 

    Joseph LoDuca 

    Henry Mancini 

    Harry Manfredini 

     Matthew Margeson 

    Dario Marianelli 

     Brian May (not that one) 

    Mark McKenzie 

    Joel McNeely 

    Ennio Morricone 

    Mark Mothersbaugh 

    Alfred Newman 

    David Newman 

    Randy Newman 

    Thomas Newman 

    Alex North 
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (re-recording of his original score, conducted by his friend Jerry Goldsmith - Intrada later released the film tracks)
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy - the 2004 CD Club edition features much more music than the Capitol Records soundtrack release, and opens with Jerry Goldsmith's music for the prologue "The Artist Who Did Not Want To Paint."
  • Cleopatra - a 2-CD release, much more music than was on the 1963 soundtrack album from 20th Century-Fox Records.
  • The Dead
  • The Last Butterfly (North's final score)
  • Spartacus (former label head Robert Townson's all-time favourite score) - a Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition including the complete score in mono, the surviving stereo elements,preliminary work and alternates and unused cues; a book, a documentary about North and his score with Alexandre Desplat, Mark Isham, Brian Tyler, John Williams and Christopher Young; an entire additional album: Spartacus Love Theme And Variations – blending previously released renditions and specially-recorded versions, featuring the likes of Carlos Santana, Lalo Schifrin, Dave Grusin, Mark Isham, Alexandre Desplat, Patrick Doyle, Brian Tyler, John Debney and others.
    • the single-disc Spartacus: The Complete Album Masters is also available ("all of the music featured on the original Spartacus soundtrack album, plus all of the cues that had been selected and prepared for an unreleased second volume, plus a few bonuses like the film’s thrilling Overture! Over 70 minutes of epic stereo Spartacus!")
  • Viva Zapata! - paired with his score for The 13th Letter.

    John Ottman 

    Heitor Pereira 

    Basil Poledouris 

    Rachel Portman 

    John Powell 

    Steven Price 

    Trevor Rabin 

    Graeme Revell 

    Laurence Rosenthal 

    William Ross 

    Miklós Rózsa 
  • Eye of the Needle (album rerecording with the composer conducting the Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra.)
  • Fedora
  • Last Embrace/Lydia - Album rerecordings with the composer conducting the Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra; the film recordings of Last Embrace were issued by Intrada in 2007.

     Bruce Rowland 
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    Philippe Sarde 

    Lalo Schifrin 

    Marc Shaiman 

    Edward Shearmur 
     David Shire 

    Howard Shore 

    Alan Silvestri 

    Michael Small 

    Tangerine Dream 

    Stephen Trask 

    Brian Tyler 

    Franz Waxman 

    Frederik Wiedmann 

    John Williams 
  • The Cowboys - The track listed as an alternate main title is actually Harry Sukman's arrangement of Williams' main title done to serve as the theme music for the short-lived 1974 TV series based on the movie. No soundtrack album in 1972, by the way. This first legal soundtrack release came in 1994.
    • A Deluxe Edition came in 2018.
  • Dracula (1979) - a 2-CD Deluxe Edition with the film score on CD 1 and the 1979 MCA Records soundtrack albumnote  remastered on CD 2.
  • Family Plot - This album of Williams' score for Alfred Hitchcock's final bow in 1976 was issued under the CD Club banner in 2010.
  • Fitzwilly/The Long Goodbye - This coupling of the Fitzwilly United Artists Records soundtrack album (which was was a re-recording, as was usually the case at the time) and selected original music from The Long Goodbye was a CD Club release in 2004. Quartet Records gave The Last Goodbye a full album of its own in 2012, Music Box Records did the same for Fitzwilly (pairing the 1967 stereo album with mono film recordings) in 2013.
  • Heartbeeps - MCA Records cancelled the planned soundtrack album after the movie flopped hard in 1981. Williams' score got a limited edition in the label's CD Club line in 2001.
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - When the huge success of Home Alone took everyone by sort-of surprise, Fox Records issued a separate song album and score album for the sequel. This 2-CD Deluxe Edition expansion of the score album came in 2002; La-La Land Records had a go in 2012.
  • Midway (1976) - After doing a recording with Rick Wentworth conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in 1998, the label issued an album of the film recordings in 2011.
  • Presumed Innocent
    • The 2022 Deluxe Edition has the complete score followed by album versions included on the soundtrack album they issued with the film in 1992, along with alternates.
  • Stanley & Iris
    • The expanded Deluxe Edition the label issued in 2017 paired it with Williams' very short score for 1972's Pete'n'Tillie.

    Gabriel Yared 

    Christopher Young 

    Marcelo Zarvos 

    Brian Zigman 

    Hans Zimmer 

    Others (People with one title on the label and/or this wiki) 

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