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Studio Album, released in 1970

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Present from Nancy:
1. Introduction (2:57)
2. Present from Nancy (5:14)
Memories are New (Boomchick):
3. Memories are new (3:47)
4. 11/8 (3:16)
5. Dreaming Wheelwhile (2:52)
6. Corporation Combo Boys (1:21)
Metamorphosis:
7. Mexico (4:21)
8. Metamorphosis (3:27)
9. Eight Miles High (0:22)
10. Dona Nobis Pacem (8:35)

Total Time: 36:10

bonus tracks on remastered reissue
11. She Was Naked (Single A-side) (3:45)
12. Spiral Staircase (Single B-side) (3:06)
13. Fancy Nancy (Single A-side) (1:48)
14. Gonna Take Easy (Single B-side) (2:43)

Total Time: 47:33

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Line-up / Musicians

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


Releases information

LP Polydor 2441 016 (1970)
LP Polydor 2419 061 (1977 - reissue)
CD Polydor 843231 (1990) (together with "To the Highest Bidder")
CD Esoteric records (2008) [remastered with bonus tracks] ECLEC 2056

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4.00
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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
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Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
4 stars Going as far back as 66 in a group called The Bulbs (oh the humour in Tulipland, probably in homage to Zappa's Mothers) then Q-Provocation, this The Hague group became a sextet when mentor Rob Douw joined them on trumpet, inspiration and vocals and started experimenting and exploring underground avenues, which was just fine with the young Dutch hippies. Poets, dancers and body painters shared the stage with the group and a lightshow was put in works a few months after the Swinging London scene had started. This forced the musicians to improvise and their music naturally veered towards early Soft Machine and Barrett's Floyd, particularly through Stip's organ playing. The band took on its final name from their aborted hippie musical called Sweet Okay Supersister, and when two members left (including their Douw mentor) and let the group secure a contract with the Dutch national Phillips label through Polydor, while establishing their own cultural club in The Hague called "Provadia?", performing at the Woodstock Dutch-equivalent festival and recorded two singles prior to the release of their Present From Nancy, a non-existing English Girl. Black forest-y artwork and an un-mistakenly innerfold filled with

Opening with the title-track suite on a demented drumbeat, forcing a bare piano to keep up and later a flute, this upbeat track is an instrumental that gets you to think of a better-sounding Egg and has some of that neat Hatfield features to come. The three-part Memories Are Few starts quickly as well, and then veers to a nightmarish space rock, somewhere between Floys and some insane guitar-driven Hawkwind. Its aptly-titled middle section 11/8 tells you what it's about with a fuzz organ solo, while Wheelwhile has a quiet flute heading the bass and cymbals.

On the flipside, after the weird & short (but good) Corporation Combo Boys, the three-part Metamorphosis is full of sombre riff and breaks in its opening movement, while the second eponymous is reminiscent of Gentle Giant at times and insane binary drums and fuzzed-out organ and ends in a spoof Eight Miles High (a wink and a nod to countrymen Golden Earring who had made this Byrds song their bravado in concert and in the studio a few months before). The closing Dona Nobis Pacem is easily the album's best track, a quiet almost eerie dronal organ, sometimes over-ruled by synth lines or delicate percussions, and in the middle, the track suddenly speeds up in a classical music ritournelle, only to die out in its original drone and a loud crash

The remastered version comes with four bonus tracks, two non-album singles that preceded the PFN album and reflect the group's full lunacy and wide-spectrumed influences: the hypnotic She Was Naked (actually a rework of the album's Dona Nobis Pacem) is a calm Floyd-like track with Van Geest's flute the featured instrument until a sold guitar intervenes, while it's B-side Spiral Staircase is a silly ditty with mostly-spoken narration and silly repetitive binary piano. The other single is a spoof-boogie Fancy Nancy is almost a doo-wop track over Jerry Lee Lewis piano extravaganza, backed a just-as-weird Gonna Take Easy track that zooms towards Zappa; this second single is a little too painstakingly different and actually sound hollow. So with these four tracks added on, PFN now makes a fairly normal release length, but no matter how short, Supersister's debut is definitely worth hearing, despite its sometimes rough edges and over-silly humour, although we're still faraway from Pudding En Gisteren's madness..

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Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Review by loserboy
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4 stars SUPERSISTER were a Canterbury'ish 4 man act from The Hague who managed to release a few real beauties with "Present From Nancy" being one of the standout albums. Drawing on aspects of GENTLE GIANT and EGG this band get in to some real musical predicaments. The line-up: on this album was Robert Jan Stips (vocals, keyboards), Ron van Eck (bass, guitar), Marco Vrolijk (drums, vocals) and Sacha van Geest (vocals, flute). SUPERSISTER's music is quite varied and complex with an original mix of progressive, jazz, rock, classical and fusion genres never really resting. Musically this is actually shares some of the musical shifts reminiscent of the work of Frank ZAPPA. Also at times I get an early PINK FLOYD (aka "Ummagumma") vibe which may rest more in their use of percussion and keyboards. SUPERSISTER blend complex drum and fuzz bass interplay with keyboards and flutes and really create a wall of fantastic music for your mind. Surprisingly this album does not really feature any dominant guitar work and yet feels so lively and fresh. Very much recommended to all lovers of Canterbury prog.

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Review by Proghead
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4 stars I had just finally got in to SUPERSISTER. I was aware of this group for ages, but for some reason, I never got any of their stuff until now. Just the name SUPERSISTER might be enough to scare any self-respecting prog rock fan, as someone stated, you might think they were a black female disco group or one of those mellow '70s rock groups like Player or Pablo Cruise. Luckily all that isn't true about SUPERSISTER, and one thing, they pre-dated disco, and were instead one of the finest prog rock bands to come out of the Netherlands. I heard they were a Dutch answer to the Canterbury scene, and after hearing "Present From Nancy" they are right. They are frequently compared to CARAVAN, but CARAVAN tended to be much more accessible, and SUPERSISTER tended to be much more twisted, like many of the other Canterbury bands.

The band consisted of keyboardist/vocalist Robert Jan Stips, flautist Sacha van Geest, drummer Marco Vrolijk, and bassist Ron van Eck. The band didn't feature a guitarist, but the heavily fuzzed organ (that brings to mind Mike Ratledge or Dave Stewart) more than makes up for that. The title track brings to mind SOFT MACHINE circa "Third" especially became of the piano and the drumming that's very much like Robert Wyatt. "Memories are New" is a great vocal track with a strange, Krautrock-like experiment in the middle. "11/8", which I presume is the meter the song is played in, features some electric piano, and parts of this reminds me of MATCHING MOLE circa Little Red Record (although MATCHING MOLE had yet to exist, and as everyone knows, Robert Wyatt was still with SOFT MACHINE). "Corporation Combo Boys" is another vocal track with references to Frank ZAPPA's "Mothers of Invention", letting people know one of the band's influences. "Mexico" is a more aggressive number, a bit KING CRIMSON-like but with that heavily fuzzed organ. The song remains like this until the vocals kick in and the band gets jazzy. "Metamorphosis" is an odd piece with this strange choppy fuzzed organ, when then segues in to "Eight Miles High", which is 20 seconds long. This is not exactly an excerpt of the BYRDS song, but rather the BYRDS song combined with George Gershwin's "Summertime", in other words the song goes, "Eight miles high, and the living is easy". I really liked the organ and the psychedelic vibe that went with this short piece. There are also two rather moody experiments that seem at odds with the rest of the album, that is "Dreaming Weelwhile" and "Dona Nobis Pacem". These are basically experiments with organ, the former also featuring flute. The latter has a rather sinister feel to it, and even a little chanting in Latin. Then unexpectedly this piece suddenly turns in to cheesy circus music that lasts about a minute, before fading and the gong closes the piece and the album.

SUPERSISTER sounds pretty untypical for a Dutch band, especially if you're familiar with such groups as FOCUS, EARTH & FIRE, ALQUIN, KAYAK, TRACE, and EKSEPTION. You might not get "Present From Nancy" upon the first listen, but it's a real grower, and it comes with my highest recommendation.

My rating: 4 1/2 stars

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Review by Cesar Inca
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5 stars With their debut album "Present from Nancy", Supersister started what would be one of the most amazing prog musical careers in the Netherlands. Heavily influenced by Soft Machine, Supersister managed to come out with an original approach to their jazz- tinged prog stuff: in no small degree was van Geest's vivacious flute playing a crucial factor for the band's originality, since his bucolic style complemented beautifully the jazzy vibrations delivered by his three partners. In this way, the quartet fulfilled a delicious sonic amalgam, seasoned by abundant touches of witty weirdness - the sense of humor that comes out in many passages of the album (and in general, throughout the band's whole repertoire) helps to enhance the sense of excitement that all four musicians seem to be genuinely enjoying while they move across the complex melodies and rhythm patters. Perhaps this is the key to understanding Supersister's peculiar genius: a combination of demanding musical intelligence and easy-going dadaist irony. Main writer R. J. Stips makes his keyboard and vibraphone deliveries take center stage, with van Geest assuming the role of creative interlocutor while the duo of van Eck and Vrolijk lay down a robust rhythm foundation for the complex frame of each track. Supersister is practically a well-ordained organism in which every individual portion challenges the others in a most playful way while its heart pumps frantically fiery blood through its veins - a funny organism, indeed! The 2-part namesake opener sets the general mood for the album: a sheer display of pure energy delivered through neckbreaking performing and interplaying. Things get even more frantic in the first two sections of 'Memories are New (Boomchick)' - a sort of SM on steroids - until its last section takes us to a more languid ambience. 'Corporation Combo Boys' is a brief musical parody including some silly ensemble chanting and a final applause. A merry joke that serves as a prelude to 'Metamorphosis', another typical Supersister number that includes the densest passages in the album, together with other playful ones: there is a frantic jam that reminds me of a pursuit scene in a WB cartoon. 'Dona Nobis Pacem' closes down the album in a most extravagant way (yet!), focused on a twisted use of Gothic ambiences. Stips' electric organ provides lots of successive phrases and layers for quite a long time before, near the end, an unexpected shift brings in merry- go-round motif, as if we ere being transported to some kind of funfair: finally, with a gong bang the song ends, and so does the listening experience. I recommend any of Supersister's first two albums as a starting point for the uninitiated; I also regard "Present fro Nancy" as an indispensable item in any good prog collection.

[I respectfully dedicate this review to the memory of Sacha van Geest]

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Review by slipperman
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5 stars Total genius. Some will tell you different, but I say a perfect album is NOT impossible. When I'm listening to Supersister's 'Present From Nancy', I can't imagine how it could possibly be better. I wouldn't want it to be any different than the way it already is. It's perfect enough.

Coming along in 1970, Supersister offered a debut of considerable depth, mixing the familiar Canterbury sound of a band like Caravan with their own brand of humor, a wide range of tones and sounds (the keyboards sound wonderful and the fuzz bass sounds even better!)...and a healthy taste for the perverse. Running order is a major consideration for a band once they've completed work in the studio, and 'Present From Nancy' is a marvel of faultless design, with a distinct beginning, middle and end, with climaxes, pauses, bursts of hyperactivity, diversions and calming moments placed in all the right places. The jazz-rock beginning of "Introductions" and "Present From Nancy" gives way to the grittier edge of "Memories Are New", which halfway through sinks into a deeper level of composition, signalling the twists and turns to come. The appropriately-titled "11/8" follows, a tense and intense display of jazz-meets-symphonic prog (in hell). "Dreaming Weelwhile" offers the first moments of solace, with a cosmic melody elongated throughout its 2:50 length drone. "Corporation Combo Boys" is silly, but thankfully short enough to be an acceptable opening to the album's second half...

"Mexico" is one of those songs that convinces me Trey Spruance and the rest of Mr. Bungle must have a thorough education in '70s prog. It rests on a rhythm not unlike some of Pink Floyd's best early-'70s epics, offering melody and dynamics that make you feel like you're in the deep Mexican desert at night. It sounds harmless on the surface but there's something sinister bubbling underneath (like much of Mr. Bungle's 'California'). "Metamorphosis" is 3:26 of proto-thrash, a jarring, relentless drum attack giving a firm foundation to the insane keys and bass that rape the ears in one of prog's earliest moments of proto-metal violence. "Eight Miles High" is a short play on the Byrds song, exploding in an abrupt death 20 seconds later, birthing the contemplative final track, "Dona Nobis Pacem". Awash in keyboard ambience, haunting deep-space harmonies move the exotic droning hypnosis along with purpose. It somehow seemelessly evolves into a circus-organ jig (all of a sudden I see clowns and those sickening orange marshmallow peanuts! Yikes!), then it floats back onto its former self. Some have called this part silly, but they way it's welded into the structure makes it more disconcerting than anything. This signals the end one of the most eventful and enjoyable prog albums I've yet heard. Highly recommended to fans of the Canterbury sound, symphonic prog, fusion, jazzrock, psych, and just plain weird music...Supersister does it all.

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Review by Menswear
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4 stars To me, this is true progressive music. Few bands can pretend to earn that title, if not the 5 bands that makes the pentagon of progressive music: Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Gentle Giant.

Well, there's probably more space in many minds, right?

Camel, Gryphon, Focus, Caravan, Le Orme, R.D.M. or Nektar: more obscure bands that didn't made much ruckuss but stepped into the great underdogs of underground...better add Supersister in the bunch.

As I said, this is truly music that transcend the jazz/rock combo. Supersister is pushing forward to stretch the psychedelica style and grabbing the Canterbury sound by the horns. But I find those close. Even if this band is NOT from England, it influenced so many people, I declare them forefathers of bands like Camel or Soft Machine, and of today's Blur weirdest albums.

For mature ears only, we're just out of the psychedelia era, and the traces of Strawberry Alarm Clock or early Pink Floyd are tastable. Amateurs of flute, organ and jazzy jams with gloomy moods will love this.

Crazy and at the same time, sparkling.

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Posted Sunday, April 23, 2006

Review by hdfisch
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4 stars Admittedly I came across this wonderful Dutch band quite late in my life and I'm really wondering why I never heard their name in the old days. I purchased as well their Supersisterious-DVD just recently and I found the live performance there absolutely stunning. This one here had been their very first album and offered rather swinging jazz rock played on flute, bass, organ and drums with occasional vocals by Robert Jan Stips. Guitar is almost absent (apart from a short appearance in the funny "Coorporating Comboboys" but as well not really missing. Bass and organ play is quite reminiscent of Hopper und Ratledge from Soft Machine wheras Stips' vocals are bringing rather Richard Sinclair of Caravan into one's mind. But despite all comparisons due to Geest's brilliant flute play and some piano being used every now and then Supersister had primarily their very own sound. In some way this band created a perfect cross between the harmony of symphonic Prog and the disposition for experimentation and flamboyance of Canterbury sound. Everything is there on this excellent and versatile album: sections with distorted organ and fuzzed bass ("Memories Are New", "Metamorphosis"), swinging jazzy moments with cheerful flute play ("Present from Nancy", "Memories Are New") and relaxed soaring parts with elegiac flute, soft soundscapes by keyboard and occasional vibraphone ("Dreaming Wheelwhile", "Dona Nobis Pacem"). This had been a very well-done debut by this usually overlooked band and I think any fan of Canterbury style should own it, especially since it's available as 2 on 1 CD re-issue together with their second one for good value-for-money ratio. I wouldn't hesitate to rate it with 4 stars!

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Posted Friday, January 12, 2007

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Hard to believe these guys were all under 18 when this was recorded. I would describe their music as jazzy and light, in the Canterbury style with a lot of quirky, funny and whimsical moments. Hard also to believe that Danile Denis (UNIVERS ZERO) was briefly a part of this band. I was reminded of CARAVAN at times, although these guys are not as accessible or melodic in my opinion. "Introductions" opens with drums and piano as flute follows in this uptempo number. "Present From Nancy" is another uptempo tune.This one is light and breezy with the flute taking a prominant role. "Memories Are New" has vocals in the Richard Sinclair style, as the song becomes experimental and eerie sounding. "11/8" features distorted organ and drums, as piano comes in later. "Dreaming Weelwhie" is a pastoral, dreamy (haha) song with flute."Corporation Combo Boys" has a silly vocal melody to open, and the rest is silly as well in the Canterbury style. "Mexico" has fuzzed organ and drums with whimsical vocals.Gotta love the organ work here. "Metamorphosis" has some fast paced drums, and it actually chugs to a stop. "Eight Miles High" is like a 20 second ode to THE BYRDS. The final song "Dona Nobis Pacem" is slow paced with keys. An atmospheric, eerie tune that totally changes 6 1/2 minutes in to an uptempo, circus-like melody. A great Canterbury styled album from The Netherlands circa 1970. I do prefer the follow-up "To The Highest Bidder" but both are essential for Canterbury fans out there.

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Posted Saturday, February 10, 2007

Review by UMUR
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4 stars What a great album from Supersister. This is a band I have discovered after reading about them on Prog Archives. Present from Nancy is Supersisterīs debut album. I think this is an album that deserves much wider recognition than what it has gotten so far. Itīs a bit difficult though as it is a hard to find album, it took me a while to find it.

The music is in the Canterbury prog rock style. Light jazzy progressive rock with a soft sound. Influences must be bands like Caravan and The Mothers of Invention. There is even an ode to The Mothers of Invention in the song Corporation Combo Boys where the kazoo lick from Hungry Freaks, Daddy is sung a capella. Beautiful just beautiful. There is also some Uncle Meat sounding instrumental passages played on Hapsichord. The music is mostly instrumental but there is singing on some tracks which reminds me of the way the singing is done on the early Camel albums. I really enjoy the memorable vocal lines. Very subtle and soft.

The musicians are outstanding and very inventive. There are lots of different organ and synth sounds used and the drum playing is really excellent.

The sound quality is very good and considering that Present from Nancy is from 1970 the quality is excellent.

This is one of the best Canterbury scene albums that I have listened to and I would rank it up there with the best of Caravan. This one deserves either a 4 or a 5 star rating, but cheap as I am I will only rate Present from Nancy 4 stars. It might be upgraded to 5 stars in time though. Itīs pretty close to a masterpiece in my ears.

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Posted Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Review by ZowieZiggy
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3 stars I have a special relationship with "Supersister". In the early stage of my musical discovery, I was hooked every week to "Top Pop". A Dutch musical programme comparable to TOTP from the BBC.

I saw their clip from their hit-single (in The Netherlands) "She Was Naked" and I liked it an awful lot. This was my introduction with the in...1970.

Their debut album holds some very innovative sounds, strange music and highly progressive orientation. To mention that the album is a masterpiece is another step of course.

Mostly jazz-rock oriented, this debut album indicates very high technicity (virtuosity at times) and rather complex song writing. At times, they remind me of the great VDGG. Even if their type of music is not the one I praise, I have to admit that creativity and uniqueness brought them to another musical sphere.

The highlight here holds in "Memories Are New". A perfect example of a "Supersister" song. Fine melody, nice instrumental passages combined with complex yet interesting moments. Let's just forget about the short and useless "Corporation" and get concentrate on "Metamorphosis" which is probably the best out of this album.

I should normally never have been interested into this sort of band, but I admit that their original sound (although way too jazzy for my ears) attracted me some thirty seven years ago.

As always, Dutch prog bands were way ahead their counterparts on continental Europe. This album is of course not dedicated to the mass audiences. It is difficult to approach, needs several listening and an overall open mind to be appreciated.

Three stars.

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Posted Thursday, May 01, 2008

Review by Finnforest
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3 stars Look out, this sister is twisted in a different way

Holland's Supersister is most often noted as being the purveyors of the "Dutch Canterbury" for what such terms are worth. Recorded in the summer of 1970, "Present From Nancy" is an interesting debut for a band that will attempt to merge the Soft Machine/Caravan influence with perhaps some Scandinavian ideals and a distinct sense of humor. Humor will play a constant part of their approach over the years occasionally becoming too much for some fans of the music, a problem that some fans have with Zappa and Gong as well. Supersister has a unique sound forged by replacing guitar as a lead instrument with a fuzzed-up bass guitar and organ or piano. On top of that they throw plenty of flute and sax , some vocals, and crisp, accomplished percussion. Songwriting is like a Pandora's box, you really never know what you going to be accosted with. It may be a laid-back jazzy sequence with nothing but pleasantry made for martinis with friends, it might be zany vocal chant with handclaps meant for bongery with friends, it could be a spaced-out free-form thing made for lying in bed with lights out.it is all of the above. It sort of all blends together into one long track that shifts directions constantly and is frequently amusing and interesting as an occasional listen. There is much here to appreciate but it falls a bit short of putting all the pieces together for a truly masterful work. Certainly a must for Canterbury nuts but for other simply a respectable debut in the "good" range. 6/10

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Posted Saturday, May 17, 2008

Review by friso
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4 stars Supersister - Present from Nancy (1970)

A very early 'Canterburyscene' record this is. Supersister doesn't have relations with other Canterburygroups as their subgenre may suggest, but is has the classic jazz-rock influenced sound like Hatfield and the North and the like. Heavy drums played fast and repetitive, bass-line supporting the drums, keys with distortion and to complete the band a flute-player. The tempo is high, the songs focussed. The genius of this record lies in its perfect rocking jazz sound that keeps on pushing. Futhermore it is a great achievement for boys their age, R.J. stips was 19 during the recording of this album.

The opening of the album is quite pleasant and happy, but soon the dark jazz rock riffs appear and Supersister moves to abstract territory. When I first hear this I though: I've heard something like this before. I am still impressed by this heavy sound which can be compared best with early Soft Machine and Caravan. There are no stand-outs on this album, everything is highly impressive. The great Mexico deserves mentioning though. The fast played vocal parts, the psychedelic riffs in between with distorted key-solo's and the dark vibe of the main theme make this a true Supersister masterpiece. The ending of the record is bit more electronic with a repetitive organbassline.

This can be seen a Canterbury masterpiece, but I will not give it five stars, though 4.3 is appropriate. So.. Four stars! Highly Recommended!

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Posted Friday, August 14, 2009

Review by apps79
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4 stars 4.5 stars for this unique band...

Among the most significant prog bands ever to come out of The Netherlands, SUPERSISTER's story begins in mid-60's at the Grotius College in Hague,when some young students begun a band named ''The Bulbs'',led by Robert Jan Stips.The band adopted constantly new styles and influences and this was the reason for the numerous changes of the band's name (from ''The bulbs'' to ''Q-Provocation'',shortened to ''Provocation'' and in 1968 to ''Sweet okay supersister'').Their lives were absolutely amazing with dancers and body painters on stage and ,as Pete Sjadin from ''Group 1850'' saw them one night,he helped them release their first single in 1970,followed by the recordings of their debut ''Present from Nancy'' the same year.

Already performing under the name SUPERSISTER,''Present from Nancy'' is an album way beyond its time with obvious references to SOFT MACHINE and CARAVAN,but more importantly with a personal approach to energetic complex rock music.The album is mostly instrumental,offering awesome interplays between the musicians and furious grooves,hard to get into with a single listen.You can easily been blown away by the battles of Sascha Van Geest's flutes with the tight performance of Ron Van Eck on bass and Marco Vrolijk on drums/percussion.Rob Stips' piano and organ are almost everywhere,performing delicate passages,later exchanged with dynamic interplays with the rhythm section.The most energetic passages will just leave you speechless with their professionalism and pure inspiration,the smoother ones contain psych leanings and jazzy arrangements with great flute work and dark guitar playing,not far from the Canterbury-based bands.This is certainly one of the best early progressive rock releases and a personal highlight for me,regarding the year 1970.A highly recommended album of maximum historical and musical importance!

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Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Review by The Quiet One
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2 stars Not a very nice Present from Dutch pals, Supersister

Supersister's debut, Present From Nancy, is a forgotten gem when it comes to technical musicianship; these guys right from the start in 1970, delivered some extremely demanding music which very few of the classic Prog bands could do at such an early stage. However, when it comes to composition and songwriting, there's a good reason why Present From Nancy has been forgotten.

The album can be splitted in two halfs musically: on one side there's the impressive, though unpleasant complex material, while on the other side there are some tranquil material reminiscent of the British Canterbury Scene, but rather forgettable.

When it comes to the impressive tunes from a technical point of view, these are Introductions, Present from Nancy, Memories are New, 11/8 and Metamorphosis. All of them showcase odd time signatures throughout and the ocassional dissonant bit to sound even more extreme than they already are. All of them are led by Ron's fuzzy bass and Robert's organ. Surely very innovative for the time, but that's really the only merit I can give them, overall they're very unpleasant tunes to listen to, they have zero meaningful ideas with the exception of the already stated time signatures.

Then, when it comes to the less freaky tunes which are Dreaming Wheelwhile, Corporation Combo Boys, Eight Miles High, Dona Nobis Pacem and Mexico, you'll find Supersister playing without their overdose of caffeine. With the exception of Mexico, they're all tuned-down tunes which recall Canterbury Scene's humor. While on these tunes Supersister didn't focus on the technical side of music, they still didn't manage to deliver any meaninful music.

As a conclusion, I'll just say that this album should be taken in consideration when it comes to innovative albums from 1970, but other than that I really can't say. It's neither a good introduction to the Canterbury Scene nor actually a good album per se.

2 stars: poor compositions with impressive musicianship to take in consideration.

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Posted Monday, February 22, 2010

Review by Warthur
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4 stars A more than competent mingling of influences ranging from late-period Mothers of Invention to Volume Two era Soft Machine, with a big hit of Caravan mellowness here and there, Supersister's first album is not an absolute masterpiece, but it's more than deserving to sit in the company of its influences. No mere imitators, the band prove willing to experiment a little and surprise the listener (such as when they throw in a super-brief partial cover of the Byrds' Eight Miles High at one point), and match their heroes in technical expertise to boot; Stips and Vroljik on vibes and percussion in particular are a joy to hear. Four stars.

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Posted Monday, June 20, 2011

Review by Prog Sothoth
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3 stars IT'S TIME TO GIT DOWN WIT SUPASISTA! LAYIN' DOWN DA WAX.

Supersister. Yes, I'm one of those who heard of the band, saw the jacket of Present From Nancy, and said "no". It wasn't the name itself because I'm all for some funkified Pam Grier worship, but with those long haired dudes on the cover I knew I wasn't going to get any of that. The photo itself is interesting as well, since it appears that this physical stance the members display on the cover seems to be a necessary pose to find any semblance of comfort while suffering from an unusually severe case of jock itch. Thus I did feel pity for these boys with the oddly titled band name, but not enough to buy the actual album. Morbid curiosity did eventually win though. I had a particularly rough day at work and then, after getting splashed by a passing vehicle on the way home, I knew that I needed Supersister in my life.

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but whatever it was, I didn't foresee these guys playing with such virtuosity. By the time the third track "Memories are new" kicks in with its wonky time signatures I was already floored. This is some tight jazz rock, baby. When singing does occur, the vocals favor that pleasant mellow Canterbury delivery combined with lyrics that have little interest in changing the world or getting some fine young woman into bed (unless she's nuts). Supersister also possesses a fulltime flute player as opposed to a guitarist. Yep, they're another of these early prog bands that eschewed guitars in general, and as far as I can tell basically dissolved after awhile with not much of a glorious legacy. I swear, having a guitar in your band is a key point in rock. A few (very few) rockish bands can live long and prosper without one, but most can't, and despite this album really not needing one, it's to no surprise that I knew so little about these guys despite a longtime interest in prog rock.

SUPASISTA DON'T TAKE NO JIBBA JABBA FROM NOONE, but Present From Nancy is a bit uneven at times. It starts off great with some high energy tempos and musicianship, but a bit of a lull settles in around the middle portion of the album until "Mexico" brings back the goodness. As an aside, it's always nice to hear a song named after a country while not plundering its native musical culture, although a breakdown into a Mariachi hat dance would've been hilarious. "Mexico" combines their two styles quite well: the difficult and entrancing jazz patterns and the fun rollicking soft rock & slightly psychedelic attitude to create a nice little mini-epic. Another song I should mention is "Dona Nobis Pacem". Mostly it's a moody sluggish keyboard piece before morphing into carnival music and ending with a loud gong. It's one of those long numbers that really try my patience at times, and every time I give it a chance I wind up yearning for that gong because it's an exciting noise and it signifies the tune's end.

So yeah, I can kinda dig the Supersister. They seem to know what time it is, and definitely do on their next slab of vinyl which improved their capabilities as songwriters. Present From Nancy has some real highpoints and a few borderline miserable lowpoints, but that's the way of a lot of debuts by bands arriving at such a tricky era as the end of the 60s and dawn of the seventies. Early Canterbury from nowhere near Canterbury. If you dig that scene, check it out.

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5 stars Supersister is an amazing band, and after my experience with To The Highest Bidder, I get into the rest of their albums. Present For Nancy was 1970 Supersister's debut, and it's actually a great, fully developed album from this "canterbury-scene dutch band". The album consists of 3 suit ... (read more)

Report this review (#1013192) | Posted by VOTOMS | Wednesday, August 07, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is one of the records that mark the beginning of the continental progressive rock. Supersister -while not being located in the Canterbury area- falls under the Canterbury scene because of the comparable soundscapes. This record sounds much like the early Soft Machine releases and is also ... (read more)

Report this review (#745127) | Posted by the philosopher | Friday, April 27, 2012 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Huge debut for Supersister, one the best prog band ever. We can say they have Cantebury influence and this is right, but this album is much more than Cantebury, very fresh, playful and changeful, much more twisted than band like Caravan or Soft Machine. They can be easily compared to the french b ... (read more)

Report this review (#266681) | Posted by bungle77 | Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Was the best Canterbury scene band from Holland ? Well, Supersister is among the five best Canterbury scene bands, based on their first four albums and the live album. I reviewed that one year ago and simply forgot the rest of their album. I was therefore very pleased to finally dust this al ... (read more)

Report this review (#249825) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Brilliant record by these Dutchmen. Although some changes might be a bit sudden. The whole record is very fun and never provided me for an annoying listen. The organ sounds really agressive, which also reminds me of Egg. At other times the organs are less agressive and more melancholic, like ... (read more)

Report this review (#210590) | Posted by Foolsdrummer | Monday, April 06, 2009 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Maybe you didn't know yet, but the best Canterbury music in the (very) early seventies came from... The Hague, Holland. Though there are also influences of Frank ZAPPA, the best comparison of the music of SUPERSISTER, and especially of this unique debut album from 1970(!), is with early SOFT MAC ... (read more)

Report this review (#132252) | Posted by Paul de Graaf | Wednesday, August 08, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Supersister is definitely one of the best dutch progressive rocks bands, if not the best. With their debut album "Present from Nancy" they put themselves on the map. It is not only a highlight in dutch recording history but also for the Canterbury scene. Because if one should categorize Supers ... (read more)

Report this review (#74576) | Posted by Agemo | Monday, April 10, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars For me, one of the most amazing debut in prog. Some gold middle between Frank Zappa's humor and freedom and Canterbury melodical line. Many people say that Focus is the best Dutch band, but I think Supersister is the best. Espessialy because they original sound. The increase the borders of Can ... (read more)

Report this review (#71418) | Posted by | Wednesday, March 08, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I am in the process of rounding out a Canterbury collection that is getting pretty respectable (if I do say so my self). In an effort to do this I have purchased the first two albums by the lesser touted Canterbury band, Supersister. I also went out on a limb and bought Soft Machine's Third- ... (read more)

Report this review (#71383) | Posted by fragile43k | Tuesday, March 07, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars supersister were said to be a dutch example of the budding canterbury style of progressive yet they actually predate many of the canterbury acts and bear more than a passing resemblance to contemporaries Egg with more overt humor but every bit as much musical sophistication. punctuated with ac ... (read more)

Report this review (#52854) | Posted by | Saturday, October 22, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars After hearing the notorious single: She Was Naked, I bought the album; (Vinyl of course, remember 1970?). It really took me some time to get used to it. But as it's been 32 years now since the release "Present From Nancy" is one of the most oustanding progressive albums I know. P.S. Hooray for F ... (read more)

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