Supersister

Discography

Present From Nancy (1970)

Present From Nancy

Present From Nancy
(1970)

Present From Nancy / To The Highest Bidder
Present From Nancy / To The Highest Bidder
(1990)

Tracks:
  1. Present from Nancy (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips)
    a) Introductions [2:55]
    b) Present from Nancy [5:10]
  2. Memories are new (Boomchick) (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips)
    a) Memories are new [3:46]
    b) 11/8 [3:15]
    c) Dreaming weelwhile [2:50]
  3. Corporation combo boys (R.J. Stips) [1:21]
  4. Metamorphosis (R.J. Stips, R. van Eck)
    a) Mexico [4:20]
    b) Metamorphosis [3:26]
    c) Eight miles high [0:20]
  5. Dona nobis pacem (H. Van Oosterhout, Supersister) [8:34]

Bonus tracks (Esoteric release)

  1. She was naked (R.J. Stips) [3:43]
  2. Spiral staircase (R.J. Stips) [3:04]
  3. Fancy Nancy (R.J. Stips) [1:46]
  4. Gonna take easy (Supersister, H. van Oosterhout) [2:40]

Musicians:

  • Robert Jan Stips: Keyboards, lead vocals, vibes
  • Ron van Eck: (Bass)guitar, fuzzbass
  • Sacha van Geest: Flutes, vocals
  • Marco Vrolijk: Drums, percussion, vocal

Guest: Gerhard Smit: Guitar and vocals (on [3])

Information:
Produced by Hans van Oosterhout
Engineered by Pieter Nieboer, assisted by Wouter Luikinga and Jan Schuurman
Recorded at Phonogram Studios, July and August 1970 (in four nights).
Sleeve design by Nico Venneker.

LP Polydor 2441016 (1970)
LP Dwarf (USA) (1971)
LP Polydor 2419061 (1977)
CD Polydor 843231 (1990) (together with To The Highest Bidder)
CD Esoteric Elec 2056 (2008)


Present from nancyPresent From Nancy

Reviews

To The Highest Bidder (1971)

To The Highest Bidder

To The Highest Bidder
(1971)

Present From Nancy / To The Highest Bidder
Present From Nancy / To The Highest Bidder
(1990)

Tracks:
  1. A girl named you (R.J. Stips) [10:07]
  2. No tree will grow (R.J. Stips) [7:38]
  3. Energy (out of future) (R.J. Stips) [15:01]
  4. Higher (R.J. Stips) [2:46]

Bonus tracks (Esoteric release)

  1. A girl named you (R.J. Stips) [3:20]
  2. Missing link (Supersister) [2:57]
  3. No tree will grow (R.J. Stips) [4:22]
  4. The groupies of the band (Supersister) [4:28]

Musicians:

  • Robert Jan Stips: Keyboards, lead vocals, vibes
  • Ron van Eck: (Bass)guitar, fuzzbass
  • Sacha van Geest: Flutes, vocals
  • Marco Vrolijk: Drums, percussion, vocals

Information:
Produced by Hans van Oosterhout

LP Polydor 2925002 (1971)
LP Dandelion 2310-146 (1971) Including She Was Naked)
LP Polydor 2485133 (1979)
CD Polydor 843231 (1990) ( together with Present From Nancy)
CD Esoteric Elec 2057 (2008)
CD 2 for 1 Universal (2012) (together with Iskander)

On the Dandelion release "She was naked"was included.

To The Highest Bidder (1971) - cover Cover

To The Highest Bidder (1971) - inside Inside

Reviews

Pudding En Gisteren (1972)

Pudding En Gisteren

Pudding En Gisteren
(1972)

Puding en Gisteren / Superstarshine
Puding en Gisteren / Superstarshine
(1990)

Tracks:
  1. Radio (Supersister) [4:00]
  2. Supersisterretsisrepus (R.J. Stips) [0:16]
  3. Psychopath (R.J. Stips) [3:58]
  4. Judy goes on holiday (Supersister) [12:38]
  5. Pudding en gisteren (Music for ballet) (R.J. Stips, R. Van Eck) [20:59]

Bonus tracks (Esoteric release)

  1. Dead dog [2:42]
  2. Wow (live) (Supersister) [12:58]

Musicians:

  • Robert Jan Stips: Keyboards, lead vocals, vibes
  • Ron van Eck: (Bass)guitar, fuzzbass
  • Sacha van Geest: Flutes, vocals
  • Marco Vrolijk: Drums, percussion, vocals

Information:
Produced by Hans van Oosterhout
Engineered by Jan Schuurman
Sleeve design by Wouter Stips
Recorded at Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Holland.

LP Polydor 2925007 (1972)
LP Polydor 2419058 (1977)
CD Polydor 843230 (1990) (together with Superstarshine)
CD Polydor (2004)
CD Esoteric (2008)

Pudding And Yesterday

The album Pudding En Gisteren was released in Germany as Pudding And Yesterday Polydor 2310205.

Notes:
On the original vinyl album the track Judy goes on holiday lasted for about 9 minutes. The remaining minutes where used for a ghost track. This track was separated by one minute from the previous track. On the cd it seems that the ghost track is part of Judy goes on holiday.

Ballet:
Pudding En Gisteren was performed with the Nederlandse Danstheater ballet during the 1973 tour. Here are some pictures of the rehearsal and tour.

Supersister and Dans Theater

Ron van Eck and choreographer Frans Vervenne

Supersister and Dans Theater

Ron van Eck and Sascha van Geest during a performance

Supersister and Dans Theater

Ron van Eck during a performance

Pudding En Gisteren (1972)Pudding En Gisteren Cover

Pudding En Gisteren (1972) - inside Inside

Reviews

Iskander (1973)

Iskander

Iskander
(1973)

Iskander / Spiral Staircase
Iskander / Spiral Staircase
(1990)

Tracks:
  1. Introduction (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [0.41]
  2. Dareios the emperor (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [4.50]
  3. Alexander (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [7.02]
  4. Confrontation of the armies (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [2:47]
  5. The battle (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [7.58]
  6. Bagoas (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [2.53]
  7. Roxane (R.J. Stips) [3:21]
  8. Babylon (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [7.57]
  9. Looking back (R. Van Eck) [4:30]

Bonus tracks (Esoteric release)

  1. Wow (Supersister) [3:32]
  2. Drs D [2:47]
  3. Memories are new (R.J. Stips, R. van Eck) [5:48]

Musicians:

  • Robert Jan Stips: Keyboards, lead vocals, vibes
  • Ron van Eck: (Bass)guitar, fuzzbass
  • Charlie Mariano: Saxophone, flute
  • Herman van Boeyen: Drums, percussion

Information:
Produced by Georgio Gomelski
Recorded in the Manor Studio, England, October 1973.
Engineered by Simon Heyworth.

LP Polydor 2485134 (1973)
LP Polydor 2485134 (1979)
CD Polydor 843453 (1990) (together with Spiral Staircase)
CD Esoteric (2008)
CD 2 for 1 Universal (2012) (together with To the highest bidder)

IskanderIskander cover

Iskander (1973) - inside Inside

Reviews

Spiral Staircase (1974)

Spiral Staircase

Spiral Staircase
(1974)

Iskander / Spiral Staircase
Iskander / Spiral Staircase
(1990)

Tracks:
  1. Retroschizive (Introduction schizo) (R.J. Stips, S. van Geest) [2:21]
  2. Jelly bean hop (R.J. Stips, S. van Geest) [1:36]
  3. Dangling dingdongs (R.J. Stips, S. van Geest) [6:54]
  4. Sylvers song (Groan, stamp, shock, hoot) (R.J. Stips, S. van Geest) [3:09]
  5. Cookies, teacups, buttercups (R.J. Stips, S. van Geest) [4:01]
  6. Gi, ga, go (Gollumble jafers) (R.J. Stips, S. van Geest) [4:01]
  7. It had to be (R.J. Stips, S. van Geest) [3:46]
  8. Nosy parkers (R.J. Stips, S. van Geest) [4:26]
  9. We steel so frange (Epilogue) (R.J. Stips, S. van Geest) [2:54]

Musicians:

  • Robert Jan Stips: Keyboards, lead vocals, vibes
  • Jan Hollestelle: Bass guitar
  • Ron van Eck: Bass guitar
  • Sacha van Geest: Flutes, vocals
  • Mien van den Heuvel: Mandoline
  • Anneke van de Stee: Mandoline
  • Louis Debij: Drums
  • Martin van Wijk: Guitar
  • Hans Alegres: Steeldrum
  • Inge van Iersel: Backing vocals
  • Jose van Iersel: Backing vocals
  • Dorien van de Valk: Backing vocals
  • Dick de Jong: Bagpipes
  • Bertus Borgers: Saxophone

Information:
Produced by Hans van Oosterhout.
Engineered by Jan Schuurman.
Recorded at Soundpush studios, Blaricum, Holland on 22nd of July and 15 & 16th of August 1974.
Sleeve artwork by Pieter de Groot and Sascha van Geest.

Notes:
This isn't really a Supersister album. It is a "duo" album by Sascha van Geest and Robert Jan Stips under the name Sweet Okay Supersister. Among the musicians however are other Supersister members.

Poster 1975 Paradiso 1975

LP Polydor 2441048 (1974)
CD Polydor 843453 (1990) (together with Iskander)

SupersisterSupersister

Reviews

m.a.n. (2000)

m.a.n.

m.a.n.
(2000)

Tracks:
  1. Present from Nancy -live (R.J. Stips) [7:23]
  2. Radio - live (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [2:20]
  3. Mexico - live (R.J. Stips) [6:23]
  4. Judy goes on holiday - live (Supersister) [9:07]
  5. (2x3=) 6 Blauwe dwergen (R. Douw, R.J. Stips) [1:16]
  6. Hommage (R.J. Stips) [3:35]
  7. Sweet suicide (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [2:32]
  8. Modest man (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [4:12]
  9. Wine melody (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [2:44]
  10. Nothing is real (R. Douw, R.J. Stips) [3:56]
  11. Workman's song (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [3:10]
  12. House in the country (R.J. Stips) [3:29]
  13. Seven ways to die (R.J. Stips) [3:05]
  14. Woods of frustrated men (R. Douw, R.J. Stips) [3:41]
  15. Corporating comboboys (R.J. Stips) [0:48]
  16. Manke boerenwals (R. Douw, R.J. Stips) [1:08]
  17. Psalm (R. Douw) [2:13]

Musicians:

  • Marco Vrolijk: Drums
  • Sacha van Geest: Flute & vocals
  • Ron van Eck: Bass guitar
  • Robert Jan Stips: Keyboards & vocals
  • Rob Douw: Trumpet, ideas & vocals (lead on track 5)
  • Gerhard Smid: Guitar & vocals.

Information:
Reunion CD from their work from the early 60's and 70's.
Produced by Aad Link & Robert Jan Stips at the VAN studio and Buro GeluidsManipulatie.
On track 6 and 12: NDR recordings realized on 4-10-1971 with the Tanz- und Unterhaltungsorchester des NDR, conductor Alfred Hauser - engineer; Hans Heinrich Breitkreuz - producer; Wolfgang Kunert - Arrangements & edits.
"Manke Boerenwals" means (something like) "Lame Farmerswaltz".

Supersisterm.a.n.

Reviews

Supersisterious (2001)

Supersisterious

Supersisterious
(2001)

Tracks:

Disc one

  1. Present from Nancy (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [8:01]
  2. Memories ar new (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [9:16]
  3. Mexico (R.J. Stips) [7:54]
  4. A girl named you (R.J. Stips) [9:59]
  5. No tree will grow (R.J. Stips) [7:16]
  6. Judy goes on holiday (Supersister) [10:15]

Disc two

  1. Corporation combo boys (R.J. Stips) [0:55]
  2. 6 blauwe dwergen (R.J. Stips, R. Douw) [1:03]
  3. Energy (out of future) (R.J. Stips) [12:49]
  4. Pudding en gisteren (music for ballet) (R.J. Stips, R. Van Eck) [22:00]
  5. She was naked (R.J. Stips) [4:22]
  6. Radio (Supersister) [3:57]
  7. Wow - the story (R.J. Stips) [3:13]
  8. Wow (Supersister) [9:53]

Musicians:

  • Robert Jan Stips: Keyboards, lead vocals, vibes
  • Ron van Eck: (Bass)guitar, fuzzbass
  • Sacha van Geest: Flutes, vocals
  • Marco Vrolijk: Drums, percussion, vocals

Information:
Recorded at Paradiso Amsterdam, December 3rd 2000.
"6 blauwe dwergen" means "6 blue dwarfs".

Supersisterious (back)Supersisterious

Long Live Supersister (2013)

Long Live Supersister

Long Live Supersister
(2013)

Tracks:
  1. Metamorphosis (R.J. Stips, R. van Eck) [9:31]
  2. A girl named you (R.J. Stips) [10:23]
  3. Energy (out of future) (R.J. Stips) [20:52]
  4. Mexico (R.J. Stips, R. van Eck) [7:10]
  5. Judy goes on holiday (Supersister) [9:13]
  6. Radio (Supersister) [4:03]
  7. Introduction / Present from Nancy (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [7:46]
  8. Modest Man (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [4:13]
  9. House in the country (R.J. Stips) [3:30]
  10. Nothing is real (R. Douw, R.J. Stips) [3:57]
  11. Sweet suicide (R. Van Eck, R.J. Stips) [2:31]

Musicians:

  • Robert Jan Stips: Keyboards, lead vocals, vibes
  • Ron van Eck: (Bass)guitar, fuzzbass
  • Sacha van Geest: Flutes, vocals
  • Marco Vrolijk: Drums, percussion, vocals

Information:
Live recordings from 1971 and 1973, along with four rare studio tracks, cut in Germany in 1971 with orchestral accompaniment conducted by Alfred Hause [8-11].

LP Pseudonym VP99.037 (2013)

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