CD Singles

Here are the CD singles of the Nits, with hopefully correct catalog numbers. Be sure to take a look at the single list.

J.O.S. Days

Published 1987, 4 tracks, total running time 13:20
Columbia 651308-2. Track list:
  1. J.O.S. Days
  2. Yksi Kaksi Kolme
  3. Magic of Lassie 2
  4. Mountain Jan

Panorama Man

Published 1988, 4 tracks, total running time 11:00
Columbia 651520-2. Track list:
  1. Panorama Man
  2. Oom-Pah-Pah
  3. Goodnight
  4. Panorama Man (retired)

Home Before Dark

Published 1989, 2 tracks, total running time 7:24
Columbia CBS 655535-1. Track list:
  1. Home before dark
  2. Jardin d'hiver (Recorded in Paris)
3" CD single in 5" CD jewel box. This combination was only available for a short while and included a competition form with which you could win the Nits box (with URK CD and Nits book) or the URK video. Another version exists packed in a cardboard box.

Adieu Sweet Bahnhof

Published 1990, 4 tracks, total running time 19:55
Columbia 655256-3. Track list:
  1. Adieu Sweet Bahnhof (live)
  2. In the Dutch Mountains (live, with Amsterdam Saxophone Quartet)
  3. Bike in Head (Urk)
  4. Mask (Urk)
There is also a two track single available, catalog number -2.

Radio Shoes

Published 1990, 2 tracks, total running time 6:25
Columbia 656327-2. Track list:
  1. Radio Shoes
  2. Solid to Gas

Giant Normal Dwarf

Published 1990, total running time 8:29
Columbia CBS 656495-1. Track list:
  1. Giant normal dwarf
  2. King of Belgium

Torni - Music for Two Towers

Published 1990, total running time 10:52
Columbia CPS-PRO 597. Track list:
  1. Torni - music for two towers
A Promo CD single. Torni was given away as free bonus with the first 2000 copies of Giant Normal Dwarf.

Long Forgotten Story

Published 1991, 4 tracks, total running time 14:02
Columbia 656663-2. Track list:
  1. Long Forgotten Story (Rob, Robert-Jan and Henk - 50 years later)
  2. Yöpöllö (Seppo Pietikäinen - The night owl from Finland)
  3. De rode Vaas (Pieter Bon is looking through The Red Vase)
  4. The Yellow Hotel (Lieve Geuens is waiting in the hall of the hotel)
The lyrics to the last two tracks are available. The first track appears on Giant Normal Dwarf, the second on Quest.

Soap Bubble Box

Published 1992, 4 tracks, total running time 14:40
Columbia 658304-2. Track list:
  1. Soap Bubble Box
  2. Tear Falls
  3. Bird in the Back
  4. Table Town
A two track version is available as Columbia 658304-1.

Cars and Cars

Published 1992, 4 tracks, total running time 15:01
Columbia 658839-2. Track list:
  1. Cars and Cars
  2. Cars and Cars (with Radio Symphonic Orchestra)
  3. Room #3
  4. Moved by Her

Ting

Published 1993, 4 tracks, total running time 15:01
Columbia 659060-2. Track list:
  1. Ting
  2. Mrs Sandman
  3. Time Machine
  4. Maria & the Iceman

Mrs Sandman

Published 1993, 3 tracks
SAMP 1641. Track list:
  1. Mrs. Sandman
  2. Room #3
  3. Sable
Promotional single, given to the first buyers of Ting in France.

Nitswish

This CD was made exclusively for Nits fans and given away for free in the first days of 1994. Not published, no catalog number. Only one song, approximately 2 minutes long. 1000 copies were made. The song was played live during the Urk tour called Bing Crosby's on the Radio. The autographs are not part of the sleeve design.

dA dA dA

Published 1994, 4 tracks, total running time 17:42
Columbia 660221-2. Track list:
  1. dA dA dA
  2. Do Do
  3. If Two
  4. Kuu Kuu

Dreams

Published 1994, 4 tracks, total running time 15:08
Columbia 660462-2. Track list:
  1. Dreams
  2. Fishes
  3. Abandoned Mine (different version)
  4. Orange (different version)
There is also a two track single available, catalog number -1.

Dankzij de Dijken

Published 1995, 2 tracks, total running time 7:38
Columbia 661345-1. Track list:
  1. Dankzij de Dijken
  2. Bello de Hond
First track from the Dankzij de Dijken CD, second track live recording from theater performance.

Quo Vadis

Published 1995, 2 tracks, total running time 7:29
Columbia 662125-1. Track list:
  1. Quo Vadis
  2. J.O.S. Vrees
First track from the Dankzij de Dijken CD, second track live recording from theater performance.

Mourir avant 15 ans

Published 1995, 1 track, total running time 3:59
SAMP-2401 1. Track list:
  1. Mourir avant 15 ans (radio edit)
Promo-single sent out to radio stations and magazines.

Published 1995, 4 tracks, total running time 14:18
Columbia 660732-2. Track list:

  1. Mourir avant 15 ans
  2. Sometime in Winter
  3. The Hour of Love and Pain
  4. True
There is also a two track single available as Columbia 660732-1.

Broken Wing

Published 1995, 4 tracks, total running time 17:20
Columbia 662362-2. Track list:
  1. Broken Wing (Taken from the album Nest)
  2. Moon Moon
  3. Two Skaters
  4. The Infinite Shoeblack
Sold in France as two track version, Columbia 662362-9 with a french translation of Broken Wing. Track list:
  1. Avec une Aile Cassee (werf studio A'dam 23-08-1995, Duet with Kent)
  2. In the Dutch Mountains (stadsschouwburg A'dam 25-11-1988, from Urk)

Beatles Covers

Published 1995, 3 tracks, total running time 9:04, Columbia SAMP 002907. Track list:
  1. Tomorrow Never Knows
  2. Norwegian Wood
  3. All You Need is Love
This single is only available as a bonus. It has been bundled with the Broken Wing single in the Netherlands and with Nest in France.

Road Not Taken

Published 1995, 2 tracks, total running time 9:14, Columbia 662758-1. Track list:
  1. Road Not Taken
  2. In the Dutch Mountains (Stadssouwburg Amsterdam 25/11/1988)

Bike in Head

Published 1996, 4 tracks, total running time 14:57, Columbia 662681-2. Track list:
  1. Bike in Head (Elephant Mix)
  2. Bike in Head (Cuckoo Mix)
  3. Bike in A.
  4. Bike in Head (live)
This single contains two unique remixes of the Nits' classic song. A two track version is also available.

Three Sisters

Published 1998, 4 tracks, total running time 15:16, Columbia 665548-2. Track list:
  1. Three Sisters
  2. Alankomaat
  3. Vuorji
  4. Wall in China
Only Three Sisters from the album Alankomaat. A two track version should have been available as Columbia 665548-1 with a paper cover. However, only the 4 track version was produced and sold.

Robinson

Published 1998, 4 tracks, total running time 14:40, Columbia 665860-2. Track list:
  1. Robinson
  2. Nosnibor
  3. Rainfallagain (live radio version)
  4. Lock
Second track is a remix by Kimmo Kajasto, the whole song is sung backwards. A two track version is also available. A one track promo version exists as well. The four track version probably never hit the shops and was only for promotional purposes.

Sister Rosa

Published 1998, 2 tracks, total running time 7:18, Columbia 666581-1. Track list:
  1. Sister Rosa (remix by van Otterdijk and van Kruyswijk / K.O. MUSIC)
  2. Sister Rosa
Only a two track version will be available.

Ivory Boy

Published 2000, 2 tracks, total running time 6:44, CMV 5.0061.24.944. Track list:
  1. Ivory Boy
  2. Hand
The first single release from the forthcoming Wool album, available only as 2 track version.

The Wind, The Rain

Published 2000, 4 tracks, total running time 16:27, CMV 5.0082.22.944. Track list:
  1. The Wind, The Rain
  2. 26A (Clouds in the Sky)
  3. Crime & Punishment
  4. Walking with Maria
Tracks 2-4 were recorded live in Haarlem for a TV special. A two track version does not exist.

Frog

Published 2000, 1 track, total running time 03:50, nits 1. Track list:
  1. Frog (remix by arling & cameron)
Promo CD single, only available in Utrecht during Greatest Nits INC.

26A

Published 2001, 2 tracks, total running time 08:33, PIASN 063 CDS. Track list:
  1. 26A
  2. 26A (remix by Kimmo Kajasto)

Used Furniture

Published 2003, ? tracks, total running time ??:??, ?????. Track list:
  1. With Used Furniture We Make a Tree
  2. ?
New single to be released in the Netherlands.

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