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Extendedance Play
ExtendedancEPlay (Dire Straits album - cover art).jpg
EP by
Released10 January 1983 (1983-01-10)
RecordedJam Studios,
1–3 October 1982
GenreRock and roll
Warner Bros. (US)
ProducerMark Knopfler
Dire Straits chronology
Love over Gold
Extendedance Play
Dire Straits Singles singles chronology
"Private Investigations"
"Twisting by the Pool"
"Love Over Gold (Live Version)"
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Extendedance Play (stylized as 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 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.[3]

The EP consists of upbeat tracks with a rock and roll, jazz and swing feel. It is 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 compact disc; 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.

Track listing[edit]

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
Total length:15:52




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



Chart (1983) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 53


Single Chart (1983) Peak
"Twisting by the Pool" New Zealand Singles Chart[5] 1
"Twisting by the Pool" Norwegian Singles Chart[5] 6
"Twisting by the Pool" Swedish Singles Chart[5] 13
"Twisting by the Pool" Swiss Singles Chart[5] 11
"Twisting by the Pool" UK Singles Chart[6] 14
"Twisting by the Pool" US Top Tracks[7] 12



  1. ^ The original vinyl EP presented tracks 1–2 on side A, and tracks 3–4 on side B.[2]


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Twisting by the Pool". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "ExtendeDancEPlay". Discogs. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Twisting By The Pool". Discogs. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Dire Straits Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d "Dire Straits – Twisting by the Pool". charts.nz. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Dire Straits | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Dire Straits Chart History: Mainstream Rock". Billboard. Retrieved 14 March 2020.

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