whats the full form of LP and EP


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inlovewithmusic
12-26-2006, 09:57 AM
hey ,

whats the full form of LP and EP ....i mean for example they somtimes say "they released their first LP on ....." and i get confused cuz i dont exactly know what it means

get-born
12-26-2006, 09:59 AM
LP= Full album, up to40 minutes long, or double album up to 80 minutes long.

EP=Demo type album to build up hype for the bands new album. 4-5 songs.

нαиd of вlood
12-26-2006, 10:03 AM
does EP and LP stand for anything? like SOS stands for save our souls, or whatever

DieN
12-26-2006, 10:06 AM
LP=long-player? Just a guess^^

MrAngryEyes
12-26-2006, 10:15 AM
EP = extended play
LP = long play

or so i think i recall mummy saying...

rx_eb
12-26-2006, 11:34 AM
EP = extended play
LP = long play

or so i think i recall mummy saying...

he's right

no actually his mom is

i_am_metalhead
12-26-2006, 11:53 AM
EP = extended play
LP = long play

or so i think i recall mummy saying...

Yeah thats exactly right. The terms actually came from the vinyl days and they are just terms that have stuck in the industry all these years.

EP's are shorter and tend to be around 5 to 7 songs. While the LPs are longer and tend to be 8+ songs.