Supersister (2)

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Dutch progressive rockband, existed from approx. 1970-1974. Reunited in 2000, but in 2001 Sacha van Geest unfortunately died of a heart attack which meant the end for Supersister. Then they planned for a reunion as a three-piece band in 2010, but then Ron van Eck unfortunately died of cancer in 2011.
In 2018, Robert Jan Stips asked a bunch of old musical friends to make new Supersister-styled music, reforming the band once again, this time under the name Supersister Projekt, and they released a new album, entitled "Retsis Repus", in 2019. This album was also accompanied by three great gigs with all musicians that worked on the album, of which the former two took place in April of 2019, and the latter one in December the same year. A four-piece line-up of this new incarnation - consisting of Robert Jan Stips, Marieke Brokamp, Bart Wijtman and Léon Klaasse - went on a club tour in October that year, accompanied by some guests from the full album's line-up every now and then.
In the fall of 2021, the band reincarnated again as a three-piece - consisting of Robert Jan Stips, Rinus Gerritsen and Léon Klaasse - for a new tour, which got cancelled halfway through due to restrictions for the global pandemic and Stips himself catching the virus. This tour was continued in the spring of 2022.
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Albums

2441 016 Supersister (2) - Present From Nancy album art Supersister (2) Present From Nancy (Album) Polydor 2441 016 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
2310 144 Supersister (2) - To The Highest Bidder album art Supersister (2) To The Highest Bidder (Album) Polydor 2310 144 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
2310 205 Supersister (2) - Pudding En Gisteren album art Supersister (2) Pudding En Gisteren (Album) Polydor 2310 205 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
2925 021 Supersister (2) - Iskander album art Supersister (2) Iskander (Album) Polydor 2925 021 Benelux 1973 Sell This Version
2441 048 Supersister (2) - Spiral Staircase album art Sweet Okay Supersister* Spiral Staircase (Album) Polydor 2441 048 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
55 23272 Supersister (2) - Memories Are New album art Supersister (2) Memories Are New (Album) Soss Music 55 23272 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
55 24452 Supersister (2) - Supersisterious album art Supersister (2) Supersisterious (Album) Soss Music 55 24452 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
MAR-132185 Supersister (2) - Long Live Supersister! album art Supersister (2) Long Live Supersister! (Album) Pseudonym, VPRO MAR-132185 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
SOSS 2019-1 Supersister (2) - Retsis Repus album art Supersister Projekt 2019* Retsis Repus (Album) SOSS Music SOSS 2019-1 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version
none Supersister (2) - Live In Scheveningen 1972 album art Supersister (2) Live In Scheveningen 1972(CD, Album) Soss Music none Netherlands 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

M 25 237 Supersister (2) - She Was Naked / Spiral Staircase album art Super Sisters* She Was Naked / Spiral Staircase (Single) Blossom Records (2) M 25 237 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2050 048 Supersister (2) - Fancy Nancy album art Super Sister* Fancy Nancy (Single) Polydor 2050 048 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
2001-379 Supersister (2) - No Tree Will Grow / She Was Naked album art Supersister (2) No Tree Will Grow / She Was Naked(7") Dandelion Records 2001-379 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2001 252 Supersister (2) - No Tree Will Grow / A Girl Named You album art Supersister (2) No Tree Will Grow / A Girl Named You(7", Single) Polydor 2001 252 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
2050 090 Supersister (2) - A Girl Named You / Missing Link album art Supersister (2) A Girl Named You / Missing Link(7", Single) Polydor 2050 090 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
2050 182 Supersister (2) - Radio album art Super Sister* Radio(7", Single) Polydor 2050 182 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
2050 141 Supersister (2) - No Tree Will Grow (On Too High A Mountain)  album art Supersister (2) No Tree Will Grow (On Too High A Mountain) (7", Single) Polydor 2050 141 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
2050 272 Supersister (2) - Bagoas album art Supersister (2) Bagoas (Single) Polydor 2050 272 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
2050 244 Supersister (2) - Wow album art Supersister (2) Wow(7", Single) Polydor 2050 244 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
2050 369 Supersister (2) - Coconut Woman album art Sweet Okay Supersister* Featuring Los Alegres Sweet Okay Supersister* Featuring Los Alegres - Coconut Woman (Single) Polydor 2050 369 Chile 1975 Sell This Version

Compilations

2419 030 Supersister (2) - Superstarshine Vol. 3 album art Supersister (2) Superstarshine Vol. 3 (Comp) Polydor 2419 030 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
2491 002 Supersister (2) - Startrack Vol. 1 album art Supersister (2) Startrack Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Polydor 2491 002 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
843 230-2 Supersister (2) - Pudding En Gisteren / Superstarshine album art Supersister (2) Pudding En Gisteren / Superstarshine (Comp) Polydor 843 230-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
843 231-2 Supersister (2) - Present From Nancy / To The The Highest Bidder album art Supersister (2) Present From Nancy / To The The Highest Bidder (Comp) Polydor 843 231-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
843 453-2 Supersister (2) - Iskander / Spiral Staircase album art Supersister (2) Iskander / Spiral Staircase (Album, Comp) Polydor 843 453-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version

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KinesisCD

November 16, 2021
Supersister was led by keyboardist/singer Robert Jan Stips and is one of the most important Dutch progressive rock bands. They signed to John Peel’s Dandelion label in 1971 and remained a favorite of his. Their music is a light, jazzy style of progressive rock in the Canterbury style, close to Caravan, Hatfield and the North, Egg, and Soft Machine, but contemporaneous with or even a forerunner of them. Supersister had a woodwind player but generally no guitarist, and they delivered eccentric music with humor and all-around cleverness. Amazingly for a band that could be quite quirky, Supersister had chart success in The Netherlands, almost on a par with Golden Earring. Different times those were, and interesting to note that the Dutch bands developed earlier than most of the other continental European bands, possibly due to being within radio range of England?

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