Artist Dire Straits
Release date 14th January 1983
Recording Jam Studios, London UK, 1st October 1982 - 3rd October 1982 [1, 3, 4]
Power Station, New York, USA, 8th March 1982 - 11th June 1982 [2]
Format 12 inch EP
Label Vertigo
Cat.no. 6400 766
Tracks side A
  1. Twisting by the pool
  2. Badges, posters, stickers, T-shirts
Tracks side B
  1. Two young lovers
  2. If I had you
Front & back cover          
Additional comments Four track EP. Tracks 1, 3 and 4 recorded in just three days. Track 2 was a B-side of the earlier released single Private investigations. This EP was originally only issued on vinyl, but later the songs were also released in digital format. Twisting by the pool, Two young lovers (the studio version!) and If I had you can be found as audio tracks on the CD-Video single Twisting by the pool, both released in PAL and NTSC format. Twisting by the pool is also part of the compilation CD's Money for nothing and Sultans of swing - The very best of Dire Straits and can also be found on the CD-single The bug. The track Badges, posters, stickers, T-shirts was later released as a B-side on CD-single You and your friend. German edition.