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At Album) point, the label name changed to International Award Series, perhaps due to a conflict with another label with the same name. Although the discographies on the backs of the albums give a stereo number for every release, this is unlikely. Stereo records on the Bravo label are outnumbered by their mono counterparts by a wide margin, and it is not certain that every catalog item was actually issued in stereo. The stereo issues used the same jackets as the mono issues, except "Stereo" was stamped on them in gold.
Bravo had different labels for their mono and stereo releases. They were both black, but the mono label had gold print and the stereo label had silver print. We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. This list concentrates on the CD portion and not digital releases. This first incarnation of the club ran from to and clearly took advantage of the MCA partnership as several of the titles came directly from their vault.
They were also able to release particular titles from their own LP catalog that were not theseable as regular mainstream releases at that point in time for logistical reasons.
The assigned catalog numbers correspond to the month and year of release with the volume number following the decimal. All first-generation club titles were produced by Robert Townson and Tom Null. The label did release soundtracks by these composers and sometimes, than one at time.
However, Conti's and Delerue's titles without any definitive explanation were never released at that time and it is assumed that the Conti title may possibly have been "The Karate Kid"   and the Delerue title may have been "Joe vs. The Volcano". These sold out instantly and were the last of this batch of the club ever to be featured at this price point.
After an over nine-year hiatus, the Varese Club officially returned after it was announced in by the label with no progress being made for almost three years until it was reactivated in Novemberthanks to a change in re-use fee policies involving the American Federation of Musicians AFM more cooperative studio licensing and the internet boom of the late s that helped with sales for all the record labels. The reactivation was in light of Film Score Monthly's success in marketing limited edition scores from the archives of major studios that started with Twentieth Century-Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and expanding to Warner Bros.
Other labels such as Intrada Records, Percepto Records. Citadel Records and Prometheus Records also began their own Limited Edition series starting inwhich put Varese in a very strong position to make good on their announcement.
This time, the club would release titles at a quarterly interval with as many as four releases per batch and as low as one i. Their record for an announced batch is six titles which happened in December which was unprecedented for the label. Unlike the original series, this version of the club also featured more box sets i. A new numbering system was devised consisting of the month then year followed by the limited edition number of copies.
This series also featured a popular staple to the Club called the Encore Series, which were reissues of out-of-print catalog titles from the label's very beginning. This part of the Club gave fans the opportunity to acquire these long out-of-print titles which also included some original Varese Sarabande Club titles from the original series at the price of The Limited Edition series concentrates more on soundtrack titles for films that either have gone direct to digital, DVD or Blu-Ray as well as some theatrical titles that received a very brief run, Blues For Rafe - Merlin & His Trio - The Swinging Hi-Fi Organ (Vinyl, mini-series and television series such as Lost or Hemlock Grove.
Lost: The Last Episodes has the distinction of being the only title of more than copies produced with in this series. The label on occasion offered signed autographed booklets of these releases when available. LP To CD Subscription Series is another part of the label that was created and began in Junewhich released titles from their past LP catalog that could be transferred from vinyl records to CDs for a fee of This originally caused problems because many collectors did not want all of the titles being offered, only a few particular ones.
The label then relented and offered the titles for sale individually at their choice for the same amount as the regular subscription. Many chose to complete the run of twelve titles not wanting to miss out on the titles being offered randomly and others chose to stop at some point.
Each title was strictly limited for that particular month of release and would go out of print after that month passed. All the titles were announced randomly and not in the order of the number assigned to them.
Each title was housed in reproduction LP jacket slipcases with all original artwork and lettering from their LP counterpart intact along with a disclaimer stating if the title came from a vinyl source in small print in which most cases were LP transfers because of missing master tapes in the Varese Sarabande vaults.
A few titles did come from master tapes that were available i. Invitation Au Voyage. There are no plans to bring this series back at the current time. This label imprint founded by Robert Townson in Canada with a Record Store and a few partners, first appeared with the original release of "The Final Conflict"  in after agreeing to a distribution deal after securing the rights to release the soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith through Twentieth Century-Fox.
The sales of the album were an immediate success for both labels. Then the following year the soundtrack to Lionheart,  was released in two separate albums with the cooperation of the composer and forming a positive relationship with Goldsmith that would help Townson and the label move forward in its eventual success. The label then became a full-fledged series of CDs when the club launched in and was also a part of the reactivated club in with the designation of Special Release Series SRS.
Unlike the second generation of club volumes, did not change its numbering system when the club resumed production in There were two confirmed cancellations of titles from the original set of releases which were Jerry Goldsmith's Lilies of the Field and John Williams' Heartbeeps. No explanation to their cancellation has ever Album) stated, but Heartbeeps would be the 1st title to be released as part of the reactivated Varese Sarabande Club in after 3 years of rumors and speculation that this title would be the one the label would reactivate the Soundtrack Club with after its announcement in This was a very short-lived series that was unveiled in December which was similar to the "Varese Encore Series" which was designed to reissue out-of-print titles from the commercial catalog from the beginning to the present time.
These featured new artwork and liner notes for each release which was limited to only copies which is half the run of the Encore Series which was only Each disc was priced at The series looks to be dormant and unsuccessful as Concord has other plans for the label which include releasing new, older scores and expansions of their vast catalog at the present LP.
A Show of Force, Eve of Destruction. This section is dedicated to Varese Sarabande titles that have been exclusively released as digital releases via various online websites that include iTunes, Amazon, Tidal and other digital sources.
Varese first dabbled into this field in with their release of Trevor Jones' action score to the Alan Moore adaptation of "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman"  which was met with a bad reception due to collectors wanting an actual physical CD Blues For Rafe - Merlin & His Trio - The Swinging Hi-Fi Organ (Vinyl not a download.
A similar situation occurred a year later with the score to the remake of Man On Fire  starring Oscar Winner Denzel Washington, which was only released only as a digital release with nearly 80 minutes of music and later on in the Summer ofa physical CD of that score was announced and released due to high demand. However, it was released as a condensed version with the digital release exclusively having nearly the extra music than the CD itself.
In later years, the label released titles as digital-only due to the soundtracks running times or lack of commercial sales. These were often titles to smaller films in the independent market with some studio films being released only in this fashion as well as Direct to Video or straight Blu-Ray or streamed movie titles or television series.
Some titles such as "The Limehouse Golem", "Jasmine" and "Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature" have been the only titles thus far to be released as physical CD albeit in very limited quantities of up to copies at most. Numbers in this series are totally random and do not go according to release date.
They might also coincide with potential physical release numbers assigned from the main series — from announced releases that were later cancelled as physical CDs e. Maggie, Jane Got Her Gun, etc. The label's website also announces these digital only releases along with upcoming CDs and LPs in their "Upcoming Releases". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.
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The back insert of the CD in later pressings has the MCA distribution information erased with a black Sharpie mark as evidence of this. The CD features two different covers. The US edition features a painting by Matthew Joseph Peak and the European edition features the original film poster and stills from the film for its artwork.
A production issue arose as two titles were assigned the same number and this title was released with XCD as part of their Colossal Records series. Kunstler Blues For Rafe - Merlin & His Trio - The Swinging Hi-Fi Organ (Vinyl a number, planned for released and cancelled. Legal issues arose after Disney changed the film's title caused the run to be withdrawn after it was prepared for release.
Merlin & His Trio: The Swinging Hi-Fi Organ: K Grand Prix Series: LP, Album, Mono, US: Merlin (14) (Let Me) Put My Spell On You: CBS S CBS: 7", 45 RPM, Single, Germany: Merlin Y Su Guitarra Hawaiana: Eres Tu Marilu / Carnaval En La Playa: IEMPSA: 7",,, Peru: The Magic Fingers Of Merlin: A Tribute To Ken Griffin. Abbreviation of Keel Mfg. Corp., commonly used for copyright or manufacturing tasks. This shortcut usually appears together with Pickwick Sales Corp. or the successor Pickwick International, Inc. and - or - one of the numerous labels of this companies. - International Award Series - Hurrah Records (2). Artist Release Name sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co Label Format Year Country; Fab G. Frenchy Frenzy: Grand Prix Grand Prix: 12", 33 ⅓ RPM,, France: Drexxel: Teenage Radiation EP.
In the Land of Hi-Fi () DE 12" Vinyl LP Album EmArcy / MG gram, 33 rpm, Mono, Re-mastered Original US 12" Vinyl LP EmArcy / MG Recorded June 8 & 18, A1 Dog My Cats A2 I'm Glad There Is You A3 Blues for Bohemia A4 Junior's Tune A5 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Subsidiary label of Pickwick International, Inc., launched in the early 60s as successor label to Bravo! Records and International Award Series. Late in its history, with the series, it was used for reissues of material from Design Records (2) and Hurrah Records (2). Eric Delaney Band – Hi-Fi (Nixa NPT ) / The Magic Fingers Of Merlin & His Trio – The Swinging’ Hi-Fi Organ (Grand Prix KS) Tommy Gumina – Hi-Fi Accordion (Decca DL) Shep Fields – Rippling Rhythm In Hi-Fi (Golden Crest CR)
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Dec 20, · International Award Album Discography By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries Last update: December 20, International Award Series Records was a division of the K.M. (Keel manufacturing) Corporation, which originally was in Freeport, Long Island, New York. Dec 05, · K/KS - The Swinging Hi-Fi Organ - Magic Fingers of Merlin & His Trio: K/KS - Cool Swedish Jazz - Reinhold Svensson & His All-Star Jazz Sextet: K/KS - Square Dances - Roy Horton & His String Band (Slim Coxx, calls) [19??] Chicken Reel Cracklin' Hen (Medley)/Listen To The Mockin' Bird/Flop Eared Mule/Bile Dem Cabbage Down/Ida Red/Skip.
Jan 14, · [Merlin] Nikita Music (on behalf of Musidisc), and 1 Music Rights Societies Album exploring new sounds in hi fi; James Carter Organ Trio - Jazzwoche Burghausen - .
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