|Released||10 January 1983|
|Recorded||Jam Studios, |
1–3 October 1982
|Genre||Roots rock, rock and roll|
Warner Bros. (US)
|Dire Straits chronology|
|Dire Straits Singles singles chronology|
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. The record contains three tracks on the international version and four on the U.S. version, which also included the song "Badges, Posters, Stickers, T-Shirts," an outtake from the Love over Gold sessions. The cassette release of the EP is called Twisting by the Pool, after the hit song of the same name on its first track.
The EP consists of upbeat tracks with a rock and roll, jazz and swing feel. It's the first release by the band to feature drummer Terry Williams, who filled the spot after drummer Pick Withers left the group in August 1982.
This EP has never been released on CD; however, the song "Twisting by the Pool" appears on the compilation Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits and a live version of "Two Young Lovers" is featured on Alchemy: Dire Straits Live. A very rare CD-Video release exists, however.
All songs were written by Mark Knopfler.[Note 1]
|1.||"Twisting by the Pool"||3:28|
|2.||"Badges, Posters, Stickers, T-Shirts" (U.S. version only)||4:47|
|3.||"Two Young Lovers"||3:22|
|4.||"If I Had You"||4:15|
- Mark Knopfler – vocals, lead guitar
- Hal Lindes – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Alan Clark – piano, Hammond organ, synthesizer
- John Illsley – bass, backing vocals
- Terry Williams – drums (1, 3, 4)
- Pick Withers – drums (2)
- Mel Collins – saxophone (3)
- Mark Knopfler – producer
- John Etchells – engineer
|US Billboard 200||53|
|"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"||US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles||105|
|"Twisting by the Pool"||US Top Tracks||12|
- The original vinyl EP presented tracks 1–2 on side A, and tracks 3–4 on side B.