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.