An extended play (EP) is a muisical recordin that contains mair muisic than a single, but is too short tae qualify as a full studio album or LP. The term EP oreeginally referred tae specific teeps o vinyl records ither than 78 rpm staundart play (SP) records an LP records, but it is nou applee'd tae mid-lenth Compact discs an muisic dounloads as well. Ricardo Baca o The Denver Post said, "EPs—originally extended-play 'single' releases that are shorter than tradeetional albums—hae lang been popular wi punk an indie baunds." In the Unitit Kinrick, the Official Chart Company defines a boondary atween EP an album classification at 25 minutes o lenth or fower tracks (no coontin alternative versions o featured sangs, if present).
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- Maes, Jan; Vercammen, Marc, and, Baert, Luc (2001). Digital audio technology: a guide to CD, MiniDisc, SACD, DVD(A), MP3 and DAT. Google Books via Focal Press. p. 2.
- Baca, Ricardo (January 4, 2010). "As albums fade away, music industry looks to shorter records". The Denver Post. Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
- Official UK Charts Singles Rules
- Official Rules For Chart Eligibility — Albums