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Real Extended: The 12 inch Mixes (1979 - 1984) [Box set]

Sparks Audio CD
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Real Extended: The 12 inch Mixes (1979 - 1984) + Shortcuts: The 7 inch Mixes[1979-1984] + Extended: The 12 inch Mixes[1979-1984]
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Product details

  • Audio CD (10 Dec 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Repertoire Records
  • ASIN: B009WO1ZZ4
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,601 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Tryouts for the Human Race (Extended Version)[Remastered] 7:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Beat the Clock (Extended Mix)[Remastered] 6:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. La Dolce Vita (Extended Version)[Remastered] 5:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Number One Song in Heaven (Long Version)[Remastered] 7:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Young Girls (Disco Version)[Remastered] 6:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Predict (Club Mix)[Remastered] 6:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Modesty Plays (Extended Version)[Remastered] 5:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Cool Places with Jane Wiedlin (Doorman's Delirium Mix)[Remastered] 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. All You Ever Think About Is Sex (12 " Club Version)[Remastered] 5:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Dance Godammit (12 "Club Version)[Remastered] 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Progress (Vocal Extended Club Mix)[Remastered] 6:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Pretending to Be Drunk (Extended New Mix Version)[Remastered] 5:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Kiss Me Quick (Extended Version New Mix)[Remastered] 5:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. With All My Might (Extended Vocal Club Mix)[Remastered] 6:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Sparks in the Dark (Extended Instrumental Club Mix)[Remastered] 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Tryouts for the Human Race (12" Short Version)[Remastered] 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Sparks brothers Ron and Russell Mael have endeared themselves to successive generations of fans since the early 1970s and are numbered among the most influential acts ever. Morrissey, Siouxsie Sioux, the Pet Shop Boys and many more are numbered among Sparks loyal disciples, while the group's following is truly international. This collection of 12-inch versions of Sparks work pays homage to the extended mixes that were often contrived in the studio for use in discos. They found success in Europe in 1979 working with Italian-born producer Giorgio Moroder who, with Pete Bellotte, had turned US singer Donna Summer into a megastar with his hypnotically repetitive Eurodisco instrumental style. Beat The Clock and Tryouts For The Human Race were early results. They then moved on to register US dancefloor hits with the likes of I Predict and Cool Places - a collaboration with Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Gos. This unique compilation chooses the best versions from the various labels Sparks inhabited and the countries in which they released their music between 1979 and 1984. Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes written by respected Record Collector journalist Michael Heatley. Expertly remastered superb sound - top quality reproduction. The best in the business!

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3.0 out of 5 stars Deja-vu ?!? 19 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Well considering I bought the other 12 inch collection I sometimes wonder if I got really ripped off buying this one. And after some comparing I found out that only 5 tracks differ (maybe more I dunno). However WHY RELEASING TWO 12 inch Collections with simillar content ?!??!
Felt kinda ripped off...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting product 10 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This item is a must for Sparks fans.
It contains the rare extra long version of ""TryoutsThe Human Race".
This is the corrected version of "Extended The 12 Inch Mixes" that contained listing errors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sparks extended can only be a good thing 9 Aug 2013
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I have been a fan of Sparks throughout their career and this collection of extended versions of their 12" singles is great, if not vastly different from the CD in the same collection of the original 12" mixes. I bought it mainly for the final track which includes Jimmy Somerville on vocals, but love it nonetheless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 30 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD
Even as a hard-core Sparks fan for some 40 years, I'd not heard a lot of these mixes.

I"m not sure I'd call any of them 'essential', as such, but it is a fascinating document of a truly innovative band.

No sound problems that I can discern, either.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: DO NOT GET "EXTENDED", EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER VOLUME OF THE SERIES 27 Feb 2013
By Matt Keeley - Published on Amazon.com
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The funny thing is I got in the mail three Sparks comps today -- Shortcuts/7 Inch Mixes, Extended/12 Inch Mixes and Real Extended/12 Inch Mixes.

THE ANNOYING THING: Despite different titles and different covers/color schemes implying heavily that they're all part of the same series... Real Extended and Extended are the same compilation. The only difference -- apparently Real Extended is what Extended should have been released as originally, as Extended has errors in listing of mixes, uses a wrong mix and has a bonus track that's a `97 remix instead of the listed `79-84 timespan.

I'm really pretty annoyed at this -- particularly as there seems to be no effort by the label to say anything about this, other than quietly deleting "Extended" (but not recalling same).

SO I AM LETTING YOU KNOW NOW. If you're getting these, just get Shortcuts and Real Extended. DO NOT GET EXTENDED. EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE A THIRD VOLUME OF THE SERIES.

Seriously, Repertoire Records. Super lame. SUPER lame.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds great. Excellent remastered sound. Great remixes! 20 Nov 2013
By Memoryboy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Sounds great. Excellent remastered sound. Great remixes! Great companion to the Shortcuts: 7 inch mixes compilations. Awesome collection. Classic 80's New Wave.
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