Gita Gutawa (album)

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Gita Gutawa
Gita Gutawa album.jpg
Studio album by
Released2007
GenrePop
LabelSony Music Indonesia
ProducerErwin Gutawa

Gita Gutawa (also known as Kembang Perawan, meaning Virgin Flower) is the debut album of Gita Gutawa. It was published by Sony Music Indonesia in 2007. After its launch, it sold 150,000 copies within four months, eventually being certified triple platinum. It also launched Gutawa's career.

Production[edit]

According to Gutawa, she was approached by Sony Music Indonesia to produce an album after her duet with ADA Band, "Yang Terbaik Bagimu" ("The Best for You"),[1] sold 800,000 copies. Gutawa, who at that time only sang as a hobby and had only recorded the duet by chance, accepted. She recorded the album only on weekends, for a period of a year.[2][3]

Gutawa's father, noted composer and producer Erwin Gutawa, produced her album and did the arrangement on nine songs; "Your Love" and "Dengar" were arranged by Andi Rianto, and "Bukan Permainan" was arranged by Pink Pitt. Recording for all songs except "Bukan Permainan" took place in Antasari Studio in Jakarta; "Bukan Permainan" was recorded in Aluna Studio. The London Symphony Orchestra contributed some music. The album was mixed by Guy Gray of 301 Studio in Sydney, Australia; mastering took place at the Benchmark Studio. [4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Kembang Perawan" ("Virgin Flower")Melly GoeslawMelly Goeslaw3:16
2."Bila" ("If")Glenn FredlyGlenn Fredly4:08
3."Bukan Permainan" ("Not A Game")DewiqDewiq4:16
4."Surga di Telapak Kakimu" ("Heaven at the Soles of Your Feet")Budi RahardjoBudi Rahardjo4:57
5."Your Love" (Featuring Delon)Ria LeimenaAndi Rianto5:00
6."Doo Be Doo"Eross CandraZ. Mahola et al.[a]4:13
7."Apa Kata Bintang" ("What Do the Stars Say")Harry BudimanHarry Budiman and Desty4:34
8."Alunan Sebuah Lagu (Aluna Sagita)" (A Song's Oscillation (Aluna Sagita))Lulu GutawaErwin Gutawa4:10
9."Sahabat Kecilku" ("My Little Friend")Khrisna BalagitaKhrisna Balagita4:06
10."Dengar" ("Listen"[b])Pia UtopiaPia Utopia4:20
11."Vocalizing" Erwin Gutawa3:38
12."To Be One"Ria LeimenaBudi Bachtiar3:27

Release[edit]

Gita Gutawa was released in February 2007.[1] It was well received, selling 150,000 copies within four months[5] and receiving triple platinum certification.[6] After the launch of the album, Gutawa was asked to play in the sinetron (soap opera) Ajari Aku Cinta (Teach Me Love), which used "Bukan Permainan" as its theme song; the role was mainly promotional.[2] She was also invited to do numerous commercials, interviews and become the teen ambassador of six different companies. However, Gutawa felt that the public considered her popular only because of her father; as such, she began to work to convince people otherwise.[3]

Because of the popularity of her album, Gutawa received the 2007 SCTV music award for best singer; the following year, SCTV awarded Gita Gutawa best album. The album also received the Anugerah Musik Indonesia award for Best Album, with Gutawa earning the Best Newcomer award.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Complete list of composers: Z. Mahola, J. Hawks, S. Attwell, A. Turest-Swarts, J. Sigauque, K. Smith, and P. Cohen. Originally published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, South Africa. Gita Gutawa 2007, liner notes.
  2. ^ Published by Jawara Publishing. Gita Gutawa 2007, liner notes.

References[edit]

Footnotes

Bibliography

  • Gita Gutawa (booklet). Gita Gutawa. Jakarta: Sony Music Indonesia. 2007.
  • "Gita Gutawa". KapanLagi.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  • "Harmoni Cinta, Dua Sisi Gita Gutawa" [Harmoni Cinta, Two Sides of Gita Gutawa]. Republika (in Indonesian). 10 May 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  • Hasan, Nur (8 March 2007). "Gita Gutawa Sinetron & Album Sekaligus" [Gita Gutawa: Soap Opera & Album at the Same Time]. detik.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  • Kuswandini, Dian (28 February 2009). "Gita Gutawa: Enjoying a teen hood, a starlet life". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  • Harsianti, Juliana (24 May 2008). "Gita Gutawa: Starting young to get ahead". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2 September. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)