Magazine article Variety

Sarabande's Top 10

Magazine article Variety

Sarabande's Top 10

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The "Halloween" theme? A "Star Wars" compendium? No shock to see them on a list of Varese's historical 10 biggest sellers. More surprising? Nongenre soundtracks like "Rudy."

1. "Ghost"

Maurice Jarre, 1990

Varese's sole platinum album to date, selling an estimated 1.5 million units. Its inclusion of the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" accounted for many of these sales.

2. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

Brad Fiedel, 1991

Fiedel's electronic score proved enduringly popular.

3. "The Star Wars Trilogy"

Varujan Kojian conducting Utah Symphony, 1983

One of several classic filmscore recordings produced for Varese by George Korngold with London orchestras.

4. "The Last of the Mohicans"

Joel McNeely conducting Royal Scottish National Orchestra, 2000

New recording of the Trevor Jones-Randy Edelman score for the Michael Mann period adventure. …

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