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Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1 (109:52)
1. Present from Nancy (8:01)
2. Memories Are New (9:16)
3. Corporation Combo Boys (0:55)
4. Mexico (7:54)
5. A Girl Named You (9:59)
6. No Tree Will Grow (6:15)
7. Judy Goes on Holiday (10:15)
8. 6 Blauwe Dwergen (1:03)
9. Energy (Out of Future) (12:49)
10. Pudding en Gisteren (Music for Ballet) (22:00)
11. Wow - The Story (3:13)
12. Wow (9:53)
13. She Was Naked (4:22)
14. Radio (3:57)

Disc 2 (88:00)
1. Live in Los Angeles, 2000 (30:00)
2. Supersister Last Picture Show (35:00)
3. VPRO Archive Material, 1971 (11:00)
4. Down Memory Lane (12:00)

Total Time 197:52

Line-up / Musicians

- Robert Jan Stips / keyboards, lead vocals, vibes
- Ron van Eck / bass, fuzzbass
- Sacha van Geest / flutes, vocals
- Marco Vrolijk / drums & percussion, vocals

Releases information

Recorded at Paradiso Amsterdam, December 3rd 2000

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(50%)
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Review by friso
4 stars Supersister - Sweet OK Supersister dvd (2006)

This dvd shows one of the unexpected comeback concerts of one of the main Dutch progressive bands from the seventies: Supersister. The band has keyboard-magician Robert Jan Stips, Ron van Eck on Bass, Marco Vrolijk on drums and Sacha van Geest on flutes.

In the early seventies Supersister started with 'Presents from Nancy', a debut that had a lot of influences of the Canterbury-scene. Follow-up To the Highest Bidder can be seen as their swan-song, but Pudding and Gisteren also has an amazing likable sound. Supersister plays only tracks of these first three albums.

The key-sounds and structures of the Soft Machine are very recognizable, but Supersister ain't no spin off act. They re-invented the jazz-rock genre in their own way with trippy and repetitive up-tempo instrumental parts with jazzy flutes as a solo instrument. There are no guitars. The vocals had always been a bit funny because of Stip's un-trained yet catchy and happy voice. It gave them this crazy and free sound, which became very acceptable because of the amazing musicianship and the bands abnormal rhythmical possibilities. The compositions of Stips sound Canterbury-like, but there's also a bit of Frank Zappa and some quirkiness of Gentle Giant. The band sounds heavier then most groups of the Canterbury genre.

The comeback of Supersister is one of the best of the Dutch prog history. The band succeeded in recreating their classic distorted organ sound and their heavy rhythmical section. The vocals of Stips sound as if nothing has changed in thirty years. The stage-performance is good, the extremely sophisticated musicianship and happy vocals of Stips work very well. However, Stips should not have talked between the songs. His stories sound boring and he looks very shy. The band plays very tight and professional, but I must say the band slightly looses it's perfect grip after the Pudding en gisteren part. The vocals are often good, but on some multi-vocal moments they are horrible. Luckily these moments are extremely rare and it proves the band didn't changed anything in the studio, which is honorable.

The track-listing of this dvd is amazing. Not one important Supersister song is missing. Even the 20-minute Pudding en gisteren epic is played! Other highlights are Present from Nancy, Memories ar new, Mexico, A girl named you, Judy goes on holiday and Wow. There are also some poppy songs, but they are very funny!

Conclusion. An amazing document that should get attention from all Supersister fans. This dvd will be a very good addition to every-one interested in Canterbury music, trippy Jazz-rock, Dutch prog and rhythmical sophisticated progressive rock. Four stars!

Latest members reviews

2 stars There must be some sort of an inside joke that I don't get. I have two albums by this group and although there are some mischievous tricks in the songs I never really liked them alot. As I heard that this group has made a comeback and a live DVD that is better than ever I though to give it a s ... (read more)

Report this review (#84907) | Posted by pirkka | Thursday, July 27, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This long awaited DVD release of Supersister's " Supersisterious" live concert release from a few years back should drive fans to seek out a "region free" DVD player in quick haste to enjoy this one over and over.After the first 20 minutes of this stunning live retrospective of the band's fir ... (read more)

Report this review (#81253) | Posted by David Byers | Friday, June 16, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Last night I saw the Nits (I don't recall how often I saw them) with Robert-Jan Stips. The merchandise-stand had this new dvd from Supersister. Of course I had it signed by Robert- Jan after the show. My favorite dutch band of all time for the first time on dvd. After coming home I immediately ... (read more)

Report this review (#77966) | Posted by ijanman | Friday, May 12, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars It was a very pleasant surprise when Supersister got together for a reunion tour. This was initiated by the organisers of Progfest who asked Supersister to play on the year 2000 edition of the festival. And so they played together for the first time since 1974. After Progfest they did a few mo ... (read more)

Report this review (#75470) | Posted by Agemo | Wednesday, April 19, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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