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Biography 2000 - 2009



After the disappointing sales of ALANKOMAAT they announce at the end of 1999 their
departure by Sony and steps over to the smaller PIAS, and in May 2000 the CD WOOL comes out.


Tracklist:

1. IVORY BOY
2. WALKING WITH MARIA
3. 26A (CLOUDS IN THE SKY)
4. THE 'DARLING' STONE
5. SEVEN GREEN PARROTS
6. CRIME & PUNISHMENT
7. ANGEL OF HAPPY HOUR
8. THE WIND, THE RAIN
9. JAZZ BON TEMPS
10. SWIMMING
11. THE STRAWBERRY GIRL
12. FROG



IVORY BOY / HAND.



26A CLOUDS IN THE SKY / 26A CLOUDS IN THE SKY (KIMMO KAJASTO REMIX).



THE WIND THE RAIN / 26A CLOUDS IN THE SKY (LIVE) /
CRIME & PUNISHMENT (LIVE) / WALKING WITH MARIA (LIVE).




In the spring of 2000, the superfluous, but representative collector NITS HITS comes out.
2
CD's with almost all of their singles between 1977 and 1999 and a bonus CD with a selection URK songs.


Tracklist CD 1:

1. IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINS
2. J.O.S. DAYS
3. THE PANORAMA MAN
4. HOME BEFORE DARK
5. BIKE IN HEAD
6. ADIEU, SWEET BAHNHOF
7. MASK
8. VAH HOLLANDA SENI SENI
9. WOMAN CACTUS
10. SKETCHES OF SPAIN
11. BILD AM SONNTAG (AS USUAL)
12. MEMORIES ARE NEW III
13. NESCIO
14. VERMILLION PENCIL
15. A TOUCH OF HENRY MOORE
16. RED TAPE
17. SLIP OF THE TONGUE
18. HOLIDAY ON ICE
19. TUTTI RAGAZZI
20. TENT
21. THE YOUNG REPORTER
22. UMBRELLA

Tracklist CD 2:

1. THE DREAM
2. THE BAUHAUS CHAIR
3. THE TRAIN
4. RADIO SHOES
5. GIANT NORMAL DWARF
6. FOUNTAIN MAN
7. NORWEGIAN WOOD
8. SOAP BUBBLE BOX
9. CARS & CARS
10. FIRE IN MY HEAD
11. DA DA DA
12. DREAMS
13. MOURIR AVANT QUINZE ANS
14. DAY & THE NIGHT
15. BROKEN WING
16. ROAD NOT TAKEN
17. BIKE IN HEAD (ELEPHANT MIX)
18. THREE SISTERS
19. ROBINSON
20. SISTER ROSA
21. WISH
22. DANKZIJ DE DIJKEN

Tracklist CD 3:

1. ADIEU, SWEET BAHNHOF (LIVE)
2. J.O.S. DAYS (LIVE)
3. SKETCHES OF SPAIN (LIVE)
4. IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINS (LIVE)
5. THE DREAM (LIVE)
6. NESCIO (LIVE)
7. MOUNTAIN JAN (LIVE)
8 SHADOW OF A DOUBT (LIVE)
9. MASK (LIVE)
10. HOME BEFORE DARK (LIVE)
11. RED TAPE (LIVE)



Henk Hofstede's first Dutch solo-CD HET DRAAGBARE HUIS from 2002.

Tracklist:

1. HET DRAAGBARE HUIS
2. 36 FOTO'S
3. AUTOMATEN
4. INKTMAN
5. DE BLAUWE BRUG
6. HET HELE AL EN HET LAVA
7. VAL
8. ZWARTE 8
9. SPIEGEL
10. HET STENEN KIND
11. ZWARTE ENGELEN
12. DIEVEN
13. GEBROKEN IJS




Autumn 2003 the CD 1974 releases. The title is referring to the year of the founding of the group. In the context of
the 30th anniversary of the Nits, keyboardist Robert Jan Stips initially temporarily returned to the group. He works on the
album
and go on tour. It works out so well that after the tour he decides to become a permanent member of the Nits again.


Tracklist:

1. WITH USED FURNITURE WE MAKE A TREE
2. AQUARIUM
3. CHAIN OF IFS
4. BETWEEN THE BUTTONS
5. DOPPELGANGER
6. CANIGO
7. WELCOME BACK
8. EIFERSUCHT
9. SAVOY
10. ESPRESSO GIRL
11. RUMSPRINGA
12. ATHENS




The DVD 2004 is recorded live at Paradiso Amsterdam on March 20, 2004.
Bassist Arwen Linnemann would originally participate in the tour, but she had recently become a
mother
and this will ultimately be returned to the Nits. After the tour keyboardist Titia van Krieken also
decides
 to leave the group, she is ready for a new challenge. From then on, the Nits will continue as a trio.


Tracklist:

1. THE TRAIN
2. BIKE IN HEAD
3. AQUARIUM
4. SKETCHES OF SPAIN
5. DOPPELGANGER
6. BOY IN A TREE
7. SAVOY
8. NESCIO
9. A TOUCH OF HENRY MOORE
10. THE ESPRESSO GIRL
11. J.O.S. DAYS
12. THE INFINITE SHOEBLACK
13. CARS & CARS
14. EIFERSUCHT
15. WELCOME BACK
16. WITH USED FURNITURE WE MAKE A TREE
17. THE HOUSE
18. RUMSPRINGA
19. IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINS
20. HOME BEFORE DARK
21. ADIEU, SWEET BAHNHOF




On September 8, 2005 the Residentie Orkest and the Nits crosses the
swords for an impressive musical collaboration in Het Paard van Troje, Den Haag.




In the fall of 2005, the regulary downtempo LES NUITS comes out. Three of these
songs
goes about the assassination of Theo van Gogh, committed just around the corner
from
the house of Henk Hofstede. They are with this album after a trip to PIAS returned to Sony.

Tracklist:

1. LES NUITS
2. THE RISING SUN
3. THE EIFFEL TOWER
4. THE RED DOG
5. THE LONG SONG
6. THE LAUNDERETTE
7. THE PIZZERIA
8. THE KEY SHOP (WAR & PEACE)
9. THE WIND-UP BIRD
10. THE HOLE
11. THE MILKMAN



The very first personal meeting with the band members in Delft on the 1st of april 2006.




In october 2006, URK will be re-released on DVD and 2 CD's.




Nits recording new album 2007.




January 2008, the fairly upbeat DOING THE DISHES comes out.
The album achieves a Top 10 ranking in the Mega Album Top 100.


Tracklist:

1. NO MAN'S LAND
2. TOE IN THE WATER
3. THE GREAT CARUSO
4. THE FLOWERS
5. IN DUTCH FIELDS
6. FIVE & DIME
7. LENIN AND THE WOUNDED ANGEL
8. COWBOYS & INDIANS
9. I'M A FLY
10. MRS. SUNLIGHT
11. MOON DOG
12. HEART
13. YESTERDAY
14. GRRR...TO YOU
15. THE TWINS



THE FLOWERS.



Henk.



Rob.



Robert Jan.



On the occasion of the introducing of the first gig of the DOING
THE
DISHES-tour in de Oude Luxor, Rotterdam, on January 9, 2008.



Former Nits-member Michiel Peters also came to Rotterdam. Conversating with Henk.




Frank Boeijen, Henk Hofstede and Henny Vrienten have wholeheartedly decided to
join forces for an album and tour in 2008 and 2009. Under the name AARDIGE JONGENS.


Tracklist:

1. AARDIGE JONGENS
2. GLAZEN HART
3. GELUK
4. VROUW VOOR HET RAAM
5. BLEEKWATER
6. WALVIS
7. ZONDER MIJ
8. IK DWAAL, U WACHT
9. DE LOODS
10. RONDA
11. DE BRUID
12. WACHTEN OP EEN VRIEND



During the gig of Boeijen Hofstede Vrienten in Stadstheater Zoetermeer, on december 6, 2008.



Berend with frontman Henny Vrienten from the Dutch pop group
Doe Maar in de Nieuwe Luxor in Rotterdam on january 10, 2009.




During 2008, two former Nits-members Michiel Peters and Alex Roelofs work
together on the album THE ODD MEN OUT (ON THE POPPY PARADE) and appears early in
2009. An 8-track EP component with beautiful melodic spring songs, released in a limited edition.

Tracklist:

1. SHIP IN A BOTTLE
2. WOODPECKER
3. THE ODD MAN OUT
4. MIND OVER MATTER
5. LATELY
6. MOTEL LOVELESS
7. HAPPY FAMILIES
8. TINY GODDESS (INSTRUMENTAL)




In october 2009 STRAWBERRY WOOD comes out. The title is a cross
between
STRAWBERRY FIELDS and NORGEWIAN WOOD from the Beatles.


Tracklist:

1. HAWELKA
2. THE HOURS
3. DISTANCE
4. DEPARTURE
5. NICK IN THE HOUSE OF JOHN
6. LA PETITE ROBE NOIRE
7. NOW
8. INDEX OF FIRST LINES
9. TANNENBAUM
10. JISP
11. BAD DREAM
12. RETURN




A CD and DVD of a solo performance of Robert Jan Stips from 2009.

Tracklist:

1. UNITED STATES OF MIND
2. SHE WAS NAKED
3. DANKZIJ DE DUINEN
4. LIKE A SINKING STONE
5. TWILIGHT ZONE
6. UNA PALOMA BLANCA
7. DAYS OF THE PRIVET
8. PSYCHOPATH
9. MEMORIES ARE NEW III
10. WASH YOUR HANDS (BEFORE YOU TOUCH ME)
11. THE HOUSE
12. RADIO
13. THE RIVER




Approximately at the same time a box releases with 10
CD's, produced under the Sony label between 1983 and 2008.

Namely:

OMSK
ADIEU, SWEET BAHNHOF
HENK / KILO
IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINS
URK (CD 1)
URK (CD 2)
GIANT NORMAL DWARF
TING
LES NUITS
DOING THE DISHES




The original setlist.



Used drumsticks of Rob Kloet.



Plectrum of Henk Hofstede.

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