The Nits on Vinyl Single

Here you can find some information about early and rare singles, that have not been re-released on CD. Some singles have appeared on both media, the later only on CD.

Yes or No

Published March 1977, catalog number BS 10.005-H. Track list:
  1. Yes or No
  2. Ronald Razorblade
The first single of the band. To my knowledge there has been no re-release on CD. Probably unavailable by now.

Two versions were released, one release has handclapping at the beginning of the song, the other release not. Both releases have the same release number. To find out which version you have you have to check the matrix number. The matrix numbers are both printed and handwritten except for the release without handclap, this one has only a printed matrix number.

There are also 2 slightly different sleeves. Bottom left hand corner shows the BB of Burdorf Booking. On some sleeves the BB is printed in reverse.

Yes or no/Ronald Razorblade was released in Germany with a full colour photo sleeve, released on Philips 6003.622.

Looking For A Friend

Published 1978, catalog number CBS 10.022. Track List:
  1. Looking For A Friend
  2. Tell Me Baby

Umbrella

Published 1979, catalog number CBS 7037. Track List:
  1. Umbrella
  2. Some Other Night
This one was released with a purple coloured sleeve and with a red coloured sleeve.

Tutti Ragazzi

Published 1979, catalog number CBS 8049. Track List:
  1. Tutti Ragazzi
  2. Harrow Accident
This single reached place 31 in the charts. Probably also released in the UK, as a white lable promo copy exists.

The Young Reporter

Published 1980, catalog number CBS 8596. Track List:
  1. The Young Reporter (new version)
  2. A To B; C To D;
  3. Tent

Tutti Ragazzi

Published 1980, catalog number CBS 12-8555. Track List:
  1. Tutti Ragazzi
  2. Ping Pong
  3. Tent
  4. The Young Reporter
A 12" single, only released in France.

New Flat

Published 1981, catalog number CBS 9085. Track List:
  1. New Flat
  2. Her Second Zebra

Holiday on Ice

Published 1981, catalog number CBS 9542. Track List:
  1. Holiday on Ice
  2. Different Kitchen
Only released in Germany.

Bobby Solo

Published 1981, catalog number CBS 9529. Track List:
  1. Bobby Solo
  2. Tables and Chairs (long version)

Red Tape

Published 1981, catalog number CBS A 1844. Track List:
  1. Red Tape
  2. Goodbye, Mr Chips!
Reached place 24 in the charts.

Slip Of The Tongue

Published 1982, catalog number CBS A 2093. Track List:
  1. Slip Of The Tongue
  2. Oriental Skies

Nescio

Published 1983, catalog number CBS A 3201. Track List:
  1. Nescio
  2. Man Of Straw
Climbed to position 8 in the charts, there was even a videoclip produced. Released in the UK with almost same photo sleeve as Dutch release. Promo release only, catalog number Epic A3201.

The Vermillion Pencil

Published 1983, catalog number CBS A 3404. Track List:
  1. The Vermillion Pencil
  2. Clean Shirt In Paris

Sketches Of Spain

Published 1983, catalog number CBS A 3885. Track List:
  1. Sketches Of Spain
  2. Bild Am Sonntag (acapella version)
Got to number 24.

Bild Am Sonntag

Published 1984, catalog number CBS A 4095. Track List:
  1. Bild Am Sonntag
  2. Nickle And Wood

Mask

Published 1984, catalog number CBS A 4778. Track List:
  1. Mask
  2. Mountains In Minutes

Vah Hollanda Seni Seni

Published 1984, catalog number CBS A 4846. Track List:
  1. Vah Hollanda Seni Seni
  2. Fanfare

Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof

Published 1985, catalog number CBS A 6005. Track List:
  1. Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof
  2. Mask (live)

Sleep

Published 1986, catalog number CBS A 7155. Track List:
  1. Sleep (What Happens To Your Eyes)
  2. Potato Eaters

Typist Of Candy

Published 1986, catalog number CBS A 7292. Track List:
  1. Typist Of Candy
  2. Her Second Office

Cabins

Published 1986, catalog number CBS 650151-7. Track List:
  1. Cabins
  2. Cabins (live)

In The Dutch Mountains

Published 1987, catalog number CBS 651160-6. Track List:
  1. In The Dutch Mountains
  2. Strangers Of The Night
  3. Moon and Stars
  4. The Magic of Lassie II
Reached position 14, was also available as 7" single with only two tracks, 651160-7.

Released in Spain as one-sided promo (no track on side B, the back side of the sleeve gives the lyrics) and 12" maxi with a different back sleeve.

Released in the UK as 7" and as 12" maxi. Sleeves are different from Dutch releases, catalog number Epic Nits1.

J.O.S. Days

Published 1987, catalog number CBS 651308-7. Track List:
  1. J.O.S. Days
  2. Yksi Kaksi Kolme
Reached position 23, was also available as 12" maxi single with two more tracks. CD single releases started with this title.

The Panorama Man

Published 1988, catalog number CBS 651520-2. Track List:
  1. The Panorama Man
  2. The Panorama Man (retired)

In A Play

Published 1988, catalog number CBS CB 11. Track List:
  1. In A Play (Das Mädchen im Pelz)
  2. The Panorama Man (retired)
Only released in Germany.

Published 1988, catalog number CBS 651631-6. Track List:

  1. In A Play (Das Mädchen im Pelz)
  2. Oom-Pah-Pah
  3. The Panorama Man
  4. Good Night

The Dream

Published 1988, catalog number CBS 653069-7. Track List:
  1. The Dream
  2. The House
Released in Spain as one-sided promo and as regular release. The sleeves have different back sides compared to the Dutch release.

The Train

Published 1989, catalog number CBS 654636-7. Track List:
  1. The Train
  2. Hands Of The Watch
  3. Hook Of Holland
  4. Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof
Published 1989, total running time 8:12
CBS 654636-7. Track list:
  1. The Train
  2. Blue
Both tracks are 'Taken from the CBS LP/MC/CD Hat&' 'PROMOTION ONLY, NOT FOR SALE' is printed in golden letters on the backside of the cover. It was also released as a commercial product with no differences. In Spain released as one-sided promo with different sleeve and different release number CBS ARIC 2136.

Cover and back each have a still taken from the video of The Train.

Home before Dark

Published 1990, total running time 7:21
CBS 655535. Track list:
  1. Home before Dark
  2. Jardin d'hiver
The first track is 'Taken from the live album Urk', the second is 'Recorded in Paris (Not available on any album)'

Nits is written on the cover, The Nits on the sleeve. Cover and back each have a picture of the Nits at The 'Hotel de la renaissance' (in Paris ?): Henk, Rob, Robert-Jan and Joke Geraets.

Adieu Sweet Bahnhof (live)

Published 1990, CBS ARIC 2303.

Spanish one-sided promo release (7").

Radio Shoes

Published 1990, CBS ARIC 2565.

Spanish one-sided promo release (7").

Giant Normal Dwarf

Published 1990, CBS ARIC 2647.

Spanish one-sided promo release (7"). A 12" version was also available.

Long Forgotten Story

Published 1990, CBS 656663-7, 7". Track list:
  1. Long Forgotten Story
  2. Yöpöllö

dAdAdA

Published 1994, total running time ?:??
CBS 660221-0. Track list:
  1. dA dA dA
  2. If Two
  3. In the Dutch Mountains
  4. The Dream
10" vinyl single released in the UK, for promotion only.

Bike in Head

Published 1996, total running time ?:??
Columbia SAMP3221. Track list:
  1. Bike in Head (Cuckoo Mix)
  2. Bike in Head (Cuckoo Mix)
12" vinyl promo single. Yes, both sides are the same.

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Last modified: 02-12-2003