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Dutch term or phrase:konden sie niet tippen (see context)
In the context of some songs, "werden door (XXX) bijgevolg, hartverwarmend onthaald al klonken uitgerekend die nummers tamelijk vlak en konden ze niet tippen aan de versies die bij u en mij in het geheugen staan gebeiteld"
Now, I am basically just making sure that the general gist of this is that some of the songs peformed "had a calculated sound and fell short [or: couldn't hold a candle to?] of the versions that you or I remember..."