Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Operation Varèse Sarabande Post.

This post is brought to you by The Hiatus Project, and the post dealing with his putting up a complete index of his collection. He very kindly agreed to let me do it on this 'ere blog, but the problem is I've got so damn many it's hard to crack down and do it. Luckily I've been keeping track of them in written form for years...

Varèse Sarabande is a soundtrack (and also vintage music) label of long-standing; the label's brown and white spine is no stranger to film music fans (or TV music fans, having released albums for (among others) Stargate Atlantis, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Prison Break, 24, Alias, Lost and (coming soon) Pushing Daisies). The reason I'm blogging about them is that I decided to get hold of all their current CD Club releases.
"Their what?" Okay, see, the CD Club is a series of limited edition releases running from pressings of 1000 to ones of 3000, available from their website (and specialty dealers) or from the Lady Penelope to Varèse Sarabande's International Rescue, Colosseum. Right now they're up to 93, and my mission, should I choose to accept it, is to get all their releases that I don't already have, apart from the ones that are all sold out. Ones I have with asterisks are also out of print. (For the purposes of this post, I count owning original vinyl or cassette releases as already having, since my MO is not to get straight CD reissues unless I don't have previous releases, or if they include lots of new material. I count CD-R copies made by friends as having as well...)

84 Charing Cross Road (George Fenton)*
The Agony And The Ecstasy: The Deluxe Edition (Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith)
Alien Nation (Jerry Goldsmith)
An Almost Perfect Affair (Georges Delerue)
An Unfinished Life - CD Club (Christopher Young)

Anna Lucasta (Elmer Bernstein)
Anne Of The Indies (Franz Waxman)
Author! Author! (Dave Grusin and Johnny Mandel)
The Ballad Of Cable Hogue (Jerry Goldsmith)
Beloved Infidel (Franz Waxman)
Big (Howard Shore)
Birdman Of Alcatraz (Elmer Bernstein)
The Bride (Maurice Jarre)*
Broadcast News (Bill Conti)
The 'Burbs: The Deluxe Edition (Jerry Goldsmith)*
By Love Possessed (Elmer Bernstein)
Cannon For Cordoba/From Noon Till Three (Elmer Bernstein)
Careful, He Might Hear You (Ray Cook)
The Caretakers: Deluxe Edition/The Young Doctors (Elmer Bernstein)
Cast A Giant Shadow (Elmer Bernstein)
Commando (James Horner)
Desiree (Alex North)
Die Hard (Michael Kamen)*
F.I.S.T./Slow Dancing In The Big City (Bill Conti)
F/X: The Deluxe Edition (Bill Conti)
Fitzwilly/The Long Goodbye (John Williams)*
The Fury: The Deluxe Edition (John Williams) *
Gangs Of New York/The Journey Of Natty Gann/The Scarlet Letter (Elmer Bernstein)
Ghostbusters (Elmer Bernstein)*
Gloria (Bill Conti)
The Great Escape: The Deluxe Edition (Elmer Bernstein)*
The Great Train Robbery: SACD Deluxe Edition (Jerry Goldsmith)
The Hallelujah Trail (Elmer Bernstein)
Hawaii: The Deluxe Edition (Elmer Bernstein)

Heartbeeps (John Williams)*
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York - The Deluxe Edition (John Williams)*
In A Shallow Grave (Jonathan Sheffer)
Iron Eagle (Basil Poledouris)
The Island (Ennio Morricone)
Jerry Goldsmith At 20th Century Fox
Joe Versus The Volcano (Georges Delerue)
Justine: The Deluxe Edition (Jerry Goldsmith)
The Karate Kid (Bill Conti)*
The Kindred (David Newman)*
The Left Hand Of God (Victor Young)
Les Misérables (Alex North)

The Long, Hot Summer/Sanctuary (Alex North)
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (Alfred Newman)
Lucas (Dave Grusin)
Magic (Jerry Goldsmith)
Magic Fire (Richard Wagner, ad. Erich Wolfgang Korngold)

Making The Grade (Basil Poledouris)*
The Man Who Loved Women (Henry Mancini)
Marie Ward (Elmer Bernstein)
Matilda (David Newman)*
The Matrix: The Deluxe Edition (Don Davis)
My Cousin Rachel (Franz Waxman)
Neighbors (Bill Conti and Tom Scott)*
North And South (Bill Conti)
North And South: Book II (Bill Conti)
North By Northwest: The Complete Score (Bernard Herrmann, cond. Joel McNeely)
Piranha (Pino Donaggio)
Pony Soldier (Alex North)
Predator (Alan Silvestri)*
Project X (James Horner)
The Racers/Daddy Long Legs (Alex North)
The Return Of A Man Called Horse: The Deluxe Edition (Laurence Rosenthal)
Return To Peyton Place (Franz Waxman)
The Robe: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Alfred Newman)
Romancing The Stone (Alan Silvestri) *
Rookie Of The Year/A Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon/Bushwhacked (Bill Conti)
Runaway: The Deluxe Edition (Jerry Goldsmith)*
The Sand Pebbles: The Deluxe Edition (Jerry Goldsmith)*
The Scalphunters (Elmer Bernstein)
Seven Cities Of Gold/The Rains Of Ranchipur (Hugo Friedhofer)
Sheena (Richard Hartley)
Sky Bandits (Alfi Kabiljo) *
Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone (Elmer Bernstein)
The Story Of Ruth (Franz Waxman)
Studs Lonigan (Jerry Goldsmith)

The Tall Men (Victor Young)
Those Secrets (Thomas Newman)
Three Coins In The Fountain (Victor Young)
Top Secret! (Maurice Jarre)*
True Confessions (Georges Delerue)
Vamp (Jonathan Elias)

The Vanishing (Jerry Goldsmith)
Varèse Sarabande: A 25th Anniversary Celebration - Volume Two
The Virgin Queen (Franz Waxman)
Viva Maria!/King Of Hearts (Georges Delerue)
Viva Zapata!/The 13th Letter (Alex North)
The War Of The Roses/The Sandlot (David Newman)
The Wonderful Country/The King And Four Queens (Alex North)
So that's 35 to get... it begins.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope the getting is successful!