::Extended play


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Extended-play vinyl record

An EP (short for extended play) is a musical recording that contains more music than a single, but is usually too short to qualify as a full studio album or LP. The term EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) records and LP records,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> but it is now applied to mid-length compact discs and music 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."<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> 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).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="UKCA">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Extended play sections
Intro  History   Definition of EP   Double EPs  Jukebox EP  See also  References  

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