In 1980, CBS Records released the “NU Disk” series of records on the Epic label. While they were similar to EPs in that both formats tried to hit a happy medium between a single and a full album, they weren’t just EPs. EPs were usually on 7″ vinyl, and played at 45RPM. NU Disks were on 10″ vinyl, and they played at 33 1/3 RPM! This was a different, special series of records!
Epic released NU Disks by their stars The Clash and Cheap Trick, but for the most part, NU Disks were by New Wavy synth-pop bands that are forgotten today. On Islands by New Musik comes from their Straight Lines disk.