Dire Straits - Twisting By the Pool / ExtendedancEPlay 12" EP VINYL

The Netherlands release of the 12" EP "Twisting By the Pool" by Dire Straits features a concise tracklist. Side One includes the title track, "Twisting by the Pool". On Side Two, listeners can enjoy "Two Young Lovers" and "If I Had You". While it lacks the bonus track found on other editions, it remains a classic representation of Dire Straits' musical style and is cherished by vinyl collectors. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


Front Cover Photo Of DIRE STRAITS - Twisting By the Pool

Album Production Information:

Produced by Mark Knopfler  

Music Genre:

Pop Dance Music  

Record Label Information:

White Vertigo 6400 747 (6400747) Rondo Music International / Phonogram  

Media Format:

12" 45rpm EP  

Year & Country:

1983 Made in Holland  
Track Listing of: Dire Straits Twisting By the Pool / ExtendedancEPlay
    Side One:
  • Twisting by the Poo

    Side Two:
  • Two Young Lovers
  • If I Had You

DIRE STRAITS - Twisting By the Pool High Resolution & Quality Photos

Front Cover Photo Of DIRE STRAITS - Twisting By the Pool
Front Cover Photo Of DIRE STRAITS - Twisting By the Pool


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Photo Of The Back Cover DIRE STRAITS - Twisting By the Pool
Photo of album back cover DIRE STRAITS - Twisting By the Pool


Close up of record's label DIRE STRAITS - Twisting By the Pool Side One:
Close up of record's label DIRE STRAITS - Twisting By the Pool Side One


DIRE STRAITS Vinyl Albums Discography and Cover Gallery

This is the Vinyl Records discography of "Dire Straits" international album releases, it is ordered by name of the album. Between the parenthesis is the name of the country in which the album was released.

Band Description:

 Dire Straits a British rock band that formed in London in 1977. The band was founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Knopfler, his brother David Knopfler on rhythm guitar, John Illsley on bass, and Pick Withers on drums. Over the course of their career, Dire Straits became one of the most successful and influential bands of the 1980s.

 Dire Straits' music was known for its distinctive sound, which blended rock, pop, and blues. Mark Knopfler's guitar playing was a key part of this sound, as he often used a fingerpicking technique that gave his playing a unique tone. The band's lyrics were also notable for their vivid storytelling and evocative imagery.

 Dire Straits' self-titled debut album was released in 1978 and featured the hit single "Sultans of Swing." The song was a critical and commercial success, reaching the top ten in both the UK and the US. The album itself was also well-received and established the band as a rising star in the music industry.

 Over the next few years, Dire Straits continued to release successful albums and singles. Their 1980 album "Making Movies" included the hit songs "Romeo and Juliet" and "Tunnel of Love," while their 1982 album "Love Over Gold" included the epic track "Telegraph Road." The band's 1985 album "Brothers in Arms" was perhaps their biggest commercial success, featuring hit singles like "Money for Nothing" and "Walk of Life." The album's title track also became an anthem of sorts, with its memorable guitar riff and lyrics about the futility of war.

 Despite their success, Dire Straits was known for their relatively low-key approach to stardom. The band rarely appeared in music videos or gave interviews, and Mark Knopfler often shunned the limelight. Instead, the band focused on their music, crafting thoughtful and well-crafted songs that appealed to a wide range of listeners.

 After the release of "On Every Street" in 1991, Dire Straits went on hiatus. Mark Knopfler continued to release solo albums, but the band never officially reunited. However, their legacy has endured, with many of their songs remaining popular and influential to this day.