Ebiet G. Ade

Real Name:
Abid Ghoffar Aboe Dja’far
Profile:
Ebiet G. Ade (born Abid Ghoffar Aboe Dja’far; 21 April 1954) is an Indonesian singer and songwriter. His musical styles are pop, ballad and country. He has released 21 studio albums and 25 compilation albums.

Early life
Ebiet G. Ade was born in Wonodadi, Banjarnegara, Central Java on 21 April 1954. He lived in Yogyakarta since elementary school. During high school, he joined Pelajar Islam Indonesia. In 1971, he associated with artists Yogyakarta, including Emha Ainun Nadjib. He was interested in poetry and wanted to be a poet. However, he was unable to read poems properly. He instead sang his poems after adding melodies.

Musical career

Albums
In 1979, he released his first studio album, Camellia I. His voice is similar to John Denver and Said Effendi. Notable songs from this album were "Lagu untuk Sebuah Nama" ("Song for a Name"), "Pesta" ("Party") and "Camellia". The album was sold more than 2 million copies.

In 1995, Kupu-Kupu Kertas (Paper Butterflies) was released. In this album, Ebiet was helped by his fellow musicians, including Billy J. Budiardjo, Erwin Gutawa, Ian Antono and Purwacaraka. Rock music is dominant in this album.

In 2007, he released In Love: 25th Anniversary which is dedicated to his wife of 25 years. The album was released by Trinity Optima Production. During production, he was helped by Anto Hoed and his children. There are 15 singles from album Camellia I to Camellia 4 on this album.

Singles
Most of Ebiet's songs are about disaster. In June 1978, Ebiet wrote "Berita Kepada Kawan" ("News for a Friend") after a poisonous gas disaster in Dieng Plateau. In 1981, he wrote "Sebuah Tragedi 1981" ("A Tragedy, 1981") regarding the sinking of KMP Tampomas II in the Masalembu Islands. After 1982 Galunggung eruption, he wrote "Untuk Kita Renungkan" ("For Us to Think About"), while the Bintaro train crash inspired him to write "Masih Ada Waktu" ("There is Still Time").

Another theme of his songs is love, such as in "Lagu Untuk Sebuah Nama", "Elegi Esok Pagi" ("Elegy for Tomorrow") and "Cinta di Kereta Biru Malam" ("Love on the Blue Night Train"), which is about a romantic relationship with a girl on a train.

Awards
Rolling Stone Indonesia put his name into 50 Greatest Indonesian Singers.

Personal life
He married Yayuk Sugianto (Koespudji Rahayu) in 1982. They have 4 children together, Abietyasakti Ksatria Kinasih, Adaprabu Hantip Trengginas, Byatriasa Pakarti Linuwih and Segara Banyu Bening.
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Artist

Albums

not on label Ebiet G. Ade - Camellia II album art Ebiet G. Ade Camellia II(Cass, Album) Jackson Records & Tapes not on label Indonesia 1979 Sell This Version
not on label Ebiet G. Ade - Camellia I album art Ebiet G. Ade Camellia I(Cass, Album) Jackson Records & Tapes not on label Indonesia 1979 Sell This Version
not on label Ebiet G. Ade - Camellia III album art Ebiet G. Ade Camellia III(Cass, Album) Jackson Records & Tapes not on label Indonesia 1980 Sell This Version
not on label Ebiet G. Ade - Camellia IV album art Ebiet G. Ade Camellia IV(Cass, Album) Jackson Records & Tapes not on label Indonesia 1980 Sell This Version
JR 128109 Ebiet G. Ade - Langkah Berikutnya album art Ebiet G. Ade Langkah Berikutnya(Cass, Album) Jackson Record JR 128109 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
none Ebiet G. Ade - 1984 (Album VII) album art Ebiet G. Ade 1984 (Album VII)(Cass, Album) Jackson Record none Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
Ebiet G. Ade - Isyu! album art Ebiet G. Ade Isyu! (Album) Jackson Record Indonesia 1986 Sell This Version
MSCD 024 Ebiet G. Ade - Seraut Wajah album art Ebiet G. Ade Seraut Wajah(CD, Album) Musica (7) MSCD 024 Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
MSCD 0218 Ebiet G. Ade Best Of The Best(CD) Musica Studio's MSCD 0218 Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
74321 42874-2 Ebiet G. Ade - Kupu-kupu Kertas  album art Ebiet G. Ade Kupu-kupu Kertas (CD, Album) BMG, NADI 74321 42874-2 Malaysia 1996 Sell This Version
none Ebiet G. Ade - Sketsa Rembulan Emas album art Ebiet G. Ade Sketsa Rembulan Emas(Cass, Album) Atlantic Records (2), EGA Records none Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
ARS 0757 Ebiet G. Ade - Tembang Country .2 album art Ebiet G. Ade Tembang Country .2(Cass, C90) Ars Record ARS 0757 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

ACM A003 Ebiet G. Ade - The Best Of album art Ebiet G. Ade The Best Of(Cass, Comp) Jackson Record, ACM (5) ACM A003 Malaysia 1983 Sell This Version
MSCD 0218 Ebiet G. Ade - Best Of The Best album art Ebiet G. Ade Best Of The Best(CD, Comp) Musica (7) MSCD 0218 Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
MSCD 7977-2 Ebiet G. Ade - Cinta Sebening Embun - Puisi-puisi Cinta album art Ebiet G. Ade Cinta Sebening Embun - Puisi-puisi Cinta(CD, Comp) PT. RIS Music Wijaya International MSCD 7977-2 Malaysia 1995 Sell This Version
74321-94936-2 Ebiet G. Ade - M. Nasir Vs Ebiet G. Ade album art M. Nasir, Ebiet G. Ade M. Nasir, Ebiet G. Ade - M. Nasir Vs Ebiet G. Ade(CD, Comp, Promo) BMG Malaysia 74321-94936-2 Malaysia 2002 Sell This Version
ARS 0510 Ebiet G. Ade - Best Of The Best album art Ebiet G. Ade Best Of The Best(Cass, Comp) Musica Studio's ARS 0510 Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
ARS 0238 Ebiet G. Ade - Best Of The Best album art Ebiet G. Ade Best Of The Best(Cass, Comp) Musica Studio's ARS 0238 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
none Ebiet G. Ade - 10 Lagu Terbaik Ebiet G. Ade album art Ebiet G. Ade 10 Lagu Terbaik Ebiet G. Ade(Cass, Comp) Jackson Record, Ria Cipta Abadi none Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
NCD - 900615 Ebiet G. Ade - Perjalanan Vol. II album art Ebiet G. Ade Perjalanan Vol. II(CD, Comp) Nirwana Rec NCD - 900615 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
JR-038203 Ebiet G. Ade - Lagu-Lagu Terbaik album art Ebiet G. Ade Lagu-Lagu Terbaik(Cass, Comp) Jackson Record JR-038203 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
JR-058207 Ebiet G. Ade - Lagu-Lagu Terbaik Vol. 2 album art Ebiet G. Ade Lagu-Lagu Terbaik Vol. 2(Cass, Comp) Jackson Record JR-058207 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
AG-039 IND Ebiet G. Ade - 20 Lagu Terpopuler album art Ebiet G. Ade 20 Lagu Terpopuler(Cass, Comp) Blackboard AG-039 IND Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
NCD - 890704 Ebiet G. Ade - Perjalanan album art Ebiet G. Ade Perjalanan(CD, Comp) EGA Records, Nirwana Rec, Nirwana (2) NCD - 890704 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version