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Biography 1990 - 1999



The spring of 1990 will be used to modernize the Werf studio, where the band themselves work at GIANT
NORMAL DWARF
, which in october of that year releases. For this album they also get an Edison. Soon after the
first sessions Joke Geraets must drop off because of an unknown muscle disease and will finally not return to the group.


Tracklist:

1. RADIO SHOES
2. ICE PRINCESS
3. BOY IN A TREE
4. THERE FROM HERE
5. SUGAR RIVER
6. AROUND THE FISH
7. FOUNTAIN MAN
8. APPLE ORCHARD
9. LONG FORGOTTEN STORY
10. GIANT NORMAL DWARF
11. MOON MOON
12. THE NIGHT-OWL
13. HOUSE OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTIES
14. INFINITE SHOEBLACK



Musicassette.



GIANT NORMAL DWARF / KING OF BELGIUM.



RADIO SHOES / SOLID TO GAS.



LONG FORGOTTEN STORY / YÖPÖLLÖ / DE RODE VAAS / THE YELLOW HOTEL.



TORNI (MUSIC FOR 2 TOWERS).




TING comes out in September 1992 and consists of a limited set of
instruments
: cymbals, timpani and piano, sometimes supplemented with cello
and
violin. During the tour, the collaboration with bassist Martin Bakker and violinist /
percussionist Peter Meuris works out so well that they both decide to join the band after the tour.


Tracklist:

1. CARS & CARS
2. TING
3. SOAP BUBBLE BOX
4. FIRE IN MY HEAD
5. HOUSE ON THE HILL
6. CHRISTINE'S WORLD
7. BUS
8. RIVER
9. TREE IS FALLING
10. WHITE NIGHT
11. ALL OR NOTHING
12. NIGHT FALL
13. I TRY
14. YELLOW BOAT
15. S.L.A.



Musicassette.



"Here comes the rain, here comes the bicycle, here comes the girl..."



SOAP BUBBLE BOX / TEAR FALLS / BIRD IN THE BACK / TABLE TOWN.



TING / MRS. SANDMAN / TIME MACHINE / MARIA & THE ICEMAN.



CARS & CARS / CARS & CARS (WITH RADIO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA) / MOVED BY HER / ROOM NUMBER 3.



MRS. SANDMAN / ROOM NR. 3 / SABLE (INSTRUMENTAL).



Very rare promotional item, made of real soap.




Also in 1992 Robert Jan Stips composes, assisted by Hofstede and Kloet, the piece HJUVI, A RHAPSODY IN TIME.
It is performed by the Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jan Stulen, broadcasted on TV and later released on CD.



Tracklist:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. THE BREATHING ORCHESTRA
3. PART 3
4. AUDINDES
5. ROOM 3
6. FRANDIDEN PART 1
7. FRANDIDEN PART 2
8. ROOM FOR PERCUSSION
9. ENERGA PART 1
10. ENERGA PART 2
11. MOVED BY HER
12. REPRISE
13. THE BREATHING ORCHESTRA II
14. THE BREATHING ORCHESTRA III
15. CARS & CARS
16. PIANATA PART 1
17. PIANATA PART 2
18. NIGHT FALL
19. CODA




dA dA dA releases in may 1994 and for Nits concepts it's an
airy pop record, although the melancholy is explicitly present.


Tracklist:

1. DA DA DA
2. DREAMS
3. WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAYS
4. MOURIR AVANT QUINZE ANS
5. HOMELESS BOY
6. WHALES OF TADOUSSAC
7. CHAMELEON GIRL
8. INSTEAD OF...
9. DAY AND THE NIGHT
10. DESERT ISLAND SONG
11. SORROW
12. BILBAOBOA
13. ABANDONED MINE



Musicassette.



DA DA DA / DO DO / IF TWO / KUU KUU.



DREAMS / FISHES / ABANDONED MINE / ORANGE.



MOURIR AVANT QUINZE ANS.



Promotional DaDaDa dices.




At the end of 1994, Nits and comedian Freek de Jonge
decide to cooperate under the name FRITS, FReek and nITS.


Tracklist:

1. QUO VADIS
2. VIEZE OUWE MAN
3. EEN FANTAST
4. SARAWAK
5. HET WIJNGLAS
6. BETER ZO
7. DE ZANDLOPER
8. KIJK DAT IS KEES
9. GOD WAT BEN IK BLIJ
10. DOODSANGST
11. VADERS STEM
12. FREEK DOE ME EEN LOL
13. DANKZIJ DE DIJKEN
14. DENKEN




In the fall of 1995 releases after years of hesitation a collective album with all their greatest hits
between 1981 and 1995. Plus two brand new studio tracks. Only the single TUTTI RAGAZZI is missing.


Tracklist:

1. BROKEN WING
2. J.O.S. DAYS
3. ADIEU, SWEET BAHNHOF
4. BIKE IN HEAD
5. NESCIO
6. THE DREAM
7. A TOUCH OF HENRY MOORE
8. MASK
9. IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINS
10. BAUHAUS CHAIR
11. SOAP BUBBLE BOX
12. RADIO SHOES
13. SKETCHES OF SPAIN
14. RED TAPE
15. THE TRAIN
16. DA DA DA
17. GIANT NORMAL DWARF
18. CARS & CARS
19. HOME BEFORE DARK
20. ROAD NOT TAKEN



Musicassette.



BROKEN WING / MOON MOON (LIVE) / TWO SKATERS
(LIVE) / THE INFINITE SHOEBLACK (LIVE).



Three Beatle-covers as a bonus.
TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS / NORWEGIAN WOOD / ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.



ROAD NOT TAKEN / IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINS (LIVE).



BIKE IN HEAD (ELEPHANT MIX) / BIKE IN HEAD
(CUCKOO MIX) / BIKE IN A. / BIKE IN HEAD (LIVE).



The French version of BROKEN WING.
AVEC UNE AILE CASSÉE / IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINS (LIVE).



NEST will also appear in a limited box with the CD QUEST consisting of numerous
exceptional
recordings as studio outtakes and B-sides of singles between 1981 and 1995.


Tracklist:

1. HOUSE ON HOUSE
2. THE CONCRETE BROTHERS
3. RHYTHM OF THE RAIN
4. NICKLE & WOOD
5. THE MAGIC OF LASSIE II
6. MARIA & THE ICEMAN
7. YELLOW PRESS
8. YÖPÖLLÖ
9. DAS BILD AM SONNTAG
10. TYPIST OF CANDY
11. FISHES
12. TEAR FALLS
13. THE SINGING TELEGRAM
14. TABLE TOWN
15. DE RODE VAAS
16. SOMETIME IN WINTER
17. KING OF BELGIUM
18. COLD GREY MORNING
19. STAY
20. POTATOE EATERS



The box also contain a videotape VEST, with almost all the
clips
they made between 1984 and 1995. Only Nescio is missing.


Tracklist:

1. IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINS
2. SOAP BUBBLE BOX
3. RADIO SHOES
4. ADIEU, SWEET BAHNHOF 1989
5. DA DA DA
6. BROKEN WING
7. GIANT NORMAL DWARF
8. THE TRAIN
9. J.O.S. DAYS
10. THE PANORAMA MAN
11. CARS & CARS
12. DREAMS
13. LONG FORGOTTEN STORY
14. HOME BEFORE DARK
15. MASK
16. ADIEU, SWEET BAHNHOF 1985




During the NEST-tour, Robert Jan Stips announces to leave the group. On August 24, 1996 it become to an impressive
farewell concert where they played all their hits on the Amsterdam Uitmarkt that will be broadcasting live on television.




Reduced to two members: Henk Hofstede and Rob Kloet.




Together with Robert Jan Stips, Peter Meuris and Martin Bakker also leaves the group.
Hofstede and Kloet decide to go on and throughout 1997 they recorded the album ALANKOMAAT.
The title is Finnish for the Netherlands. During the tour Hofstede and Kloet are assisted by bassist Arwen
Linnemann and keyboardist Laetitia van Krieken. For the first time they use video projections during the concerts.


Tracklist:

1. SISTER ROSA
2. THREE SISTERS
3. HOLD ME GENEVA
4. ROBINSON
5. THE CHANGING ROOM
6. LOUDER & LOUDER
7. H.O.M.
8. ALL I WANT
9. THE LIGHT
10. RAINFALLAGAIN
11. HOUSE OF JACOB
12. SOUL MAN
13. LETTER TO E.



ROBINSON / NOSNIBOR (KIMMO KAJASTO REMIX) / RAINFALLAGAIN / LOCK.



THREE SISTERS / ALANKOMAAT / VUORJI / WALL IN CHINA.



SISTER ROSA (REMIX) / SISTER ROSA.

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