ExtendedancEPlay

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ExtendedancEPlay
EP by Dire Straits
Released 10 January 1983 (1983-01-10)
Recorded Jam Studios,
1–3 October 1982
Genre Roots rock, rock and roll
Length 15:52
Label Vertigo,
Warner Bros. (USA)
Producer Mark Knopfler
Dire Straits chronology
Love Over Gold
(1982)
ExtendedancEPlay
(1983)
Alchemy
(1984)
Dire Straits Singles chronology
"Private Investigations"
(1982)
"Twisting by the Pool"
(1983)
"Love Over Gold" (live)
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

ExtendedancEPlay is a studio 12" EP by British rock band Dire Straits, released on 10 January 1983 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States.[2] The extended play record contains three tracks on the international version, and four tracks on the United States version, adding the song "Badges, Posters, Stickers, T-Shirts", an outtake from the Love Over Gold sessions. The EP is commonly called Twisting by the Pool, after the hit song of the same name on its first track.[1]

The EP consists entirely of upbeat tracks which have a rock and roll, jazz, and swing feel. It does not contain any examples of the relaxed tempo songs Dire Straits had been known for. It is the first release to feature drummer Terry Williams, who filled the spot after drummer Pick Withers left the group in August 1982.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Mark Knopfler.[Note 1]

No. Title Length
1. "Twisting by the Pool"   3:28
2. "Badges, Posters, Stickers, T-Shirts" (US version only) 4:47
3. "Two Young Lovers"   3:22
4. "If I Had You"   4:15
Total length:
15:52

Personnel[edit]

Music
Production
  • Mark Knopfler – producer
  • John Etchells – engineer[2]

Charts[edit]

EP[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 53

Singles[edit]

Single Chart (1983) Peak
"Twisting by the Pool" New Zealand Singles Chart 1
"Twisting by the Pool" Norwegian Singles Chart 6
"Twisting by the Pool" Swedish Singles Chart 13
"Twisting by the Pool" Swiss Singles Chart 11
"Twisting by the Pool" UK Singles Chart 14
"Twisting by the Pool" U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 5
"Twisting by the Pool" U.S. Top Tracks 12

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The original vinyl EP presented tracks 1–2 on side A, and tracks 3–4 on side B.[2]
Citations
  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "ExtendedancEPlay". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "ExtendeDancEPlay". Discogs. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 


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