An extended play (known as an EP) is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CD and downloads as well.
Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post said, "EPs—originally extended-play 'single' releases that are shorter than traditional albums—have long been popular with punk and indie bands." In the United Kingdom, the Official Chart Company defines a boundary between EP and album classification at 25 minutes of length or four tracks (not counting alternative versions of featured songs, if present).
Extended play (EP) is an audio recording longer than a single, but shorter than an album.
Extended Play may also refer to:
- X-Play, a television show on G4, formerly known as Extended Play
- Extended Play (film), a 1982 short film
- An SLP videocassette recording mode; see VHS tape lengths
- The EP mode on DVD video recorders; see DVD recorder
On Extended Play, Dirk Ivens covers five songs from his favourite bands and re-records one of his own older songs.
The EP was also available with a blue or a red cover.
Extended Play is the debut EP from Denver Harbor. It was first released by the band on December 16, 2003, featuring a skit at the very end of the CD, about a hung-over girl who wakes up in bed next to a stranger. After the first print run of the EP sold out, Denver Harbor re-recorded the songs for the second printing, issued on April 20, 2004. The artwork stayed the same and the easiest way to tell the versions apart is said outro, which was removed for the second edition.
Extended Play is an EP released by new wave band Pretenders. "Message of Love" and "Talk of the Town" were included on their second album released later in the year. "Porcelain" and "Cuban Slide", outtakes from the first album, were included on the 2006 remastered edition of Pretenders, as well as the Pirate Radio boxed set. The live version of "Precious" from Central Park has not been reissued as of 2007.
This EP was released mainly in the US, not in the UK. In the UK the tracks were released as the singles "Message of Love" b/w "Porcelain" and "Talk of the Town" b/w "Cuban Slide". "Precious" is unique to this release though.
"Message of Love" contains the Oscar Wilde line "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" from the play Lady Windermere's Fan.1
Extended Play is the fourth extended play (EP) by English electronic music band Ladytron, released in the United States on 11 April 2006 by Rykodisc. The two-disc compilation features exclusive unreleased remixes and the UK B-sides from " Sugar" and " Destroy Everything You Touch", as well as a 35-minute bonus DVD.
Extended Play is an award winning 1982 short film written and directed by David Casci. The film was shot at the Sunnyvale Town Center mall.
Extended Play is the fifth studio album by East Coast hip hop producer Statik Selektah. The album was released on June 18, 2013, by Duck Down Music Inc. and Showoff Records. The album features guest appearances from Action Bronson, Tony Touch, Raekwon, Joey Badass, Black Thought, N.O.R.E., Sean Price, Mac Miller, Mike Posner, Freddie Gibbs, Prodigy, Styles P, Bun B, Hit-Boy, Joell Ortiz, Evidence, Lecrae, Talib Kweli, and Flatbush Zombies among others.