Chrisye Masterpiece CD collection and biography

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Today, 2 years after the legendary Indonesian musician Chrisye passed away, I would like to look back on his life and career by writing about 2 wonderful products, the Chrisye Masterpiece Trilogy and the book Chrisye, sebuah memoar musikal. I would also like to point you to the song Telah pergi sahabat tercinta, a cover that I published exactly one year ago in memory of Chrisye.


The Chrisye Masterpiece Trilogy is an impressive music CD collection. It consists of 3 luxury boxes, each box containing 7 CDs and a booklet with information about the songs and the musicians. The CDs cover over 25 years of the works of Chrisye, starting in 1978 with Sabda Alam. The last CD is Senyawa, made in 2004.

I am one of the lucky people that is in possession of this true collectors item. I started listening to the CDs in chronological order. It appeared to become not only a fascinating musical experience, but also a travel through time, where each CD reflects the atmosphere of the year it was produced.

The book Chrisye, sebuah memoar musikal is a luxury hard cover edition with an in-depth description of Chrisye’s life. It is written by Albertiene Endah who frequently interviewed Chrisye during his illness. In the book Chrisye is very open about his life, his family, his friends and about music. It contains beautiful photographs as well. It is a must-read for all Chrisye fans.

Today a new Facebook page was published, entirely dedicated to Chrisye. The page is created and maintained by Chrisye’s family, it shows lots of interesting facts and photos. If you are interested in buying the Trilogy or the book (both highly recommended) you will find all information how to order there.

This picture was made in Jakarta, october 2008. From left to right: Risty (Chrisye’s 2nd daughter), Yanti Noor (Chrisye’s wife), Peter, Joris Rahadi (Chrisye’s brother), Lucie, Immanuel Rahadi (Chrisye’s cousin)

14 comments on “Chrisye Masterpiece CD collection and biography
  1. FokkerTISM says:

    I would like to buy the Chrisye trilogy and would also like high res scans of the items in the individual box sets.

  2. LOLLIER says:

    THE TRIBUTE TO CHRYSIE LEFT ME IN A SORT OF HYPNOSIS .
    I’D LIKE TO FIND cd FROM NL PETER INCLUDING KISAH CINTAKU .

    I DIDN’T SUCCEED AT ONCE TO FIND ANY cd IN brittany °°FRANCE°°

    sO ITS EASY TO UNDERSTAND THAT I NEED HELP.

    MY MAIL ADRESS IS ….lollieralain@ aol.com

    thank’s for all

    ALAIN

  3. Mat Jebaouen says:

    Cuba Saudara peter nyanyikan pula lagu-lagu dari penyanyi Ebit G Ade pula. seperti KUPU KUPU KERTAS :lol: Itu lagu kesukaan saya.

  4. indra says:

    i just want to know that i love the song that you sang In memory of Chrisye (Cover by nlpeter and friends)on you tube… it reminds me a lot about my beloved brother…. thx a lot

  5. nope says:

    wooow… you are very amazing….
    saya salut sekali….
    why you like indonesian song????

  6. nlpeter says:

    @ria tilton I have sent your email address to the person that sells the trilogy. She will contact you.

  7. ria tilton says:

    Where, and how to order trilogy Chrisye? I live in the United states. Would love to collect his master piece.

  8. nlpeter says:

    @fasenda Saya tahu tentang hari kemerdekaan. Last year I was in the Indonesian embassy in Belanda, you can watch the picture here: http://nlpeter.nl/blog/wp-content/gallery/20072008belanda/wxwassenaar.jpg

    So I do not have to go to Indonesia to celebrate :-)
    Maybe I go there again. This year it is celebrated on saturday 15th august…..

  9. fasenda says:

    sing a song…for indonesia nasional song mister…..17th agustus

  10. fasenda says:

    17 agustus adalah hr kemerdekaan indonesia…would u like come to indonesia meneerr..???for selebrate indonesian independent day????????????sorry meneer..my eenglish language so bad…

  11. Fairy says:

    Hi Peter! Long time no write. :) This is a great article on Chrisye’s lifetime work collection, however I thought it would have been even better with some close up shots of the CDs and books. Even more awesome if you could make an “unboxing” video clip of the items! That’d be super cool!

  12. nlpeter says:

    Hi Vikcry, Thanks for your comment about Chrisye, I agree.

    I listened to your 4 songs on myspace, sounds good. Do you ever perform live as well?

  13. vikcry says:

    Chrisye is our legend, his name is always life in our heart…he deserve to get it

  14. vikcry says:

    Mr.Peter would u mind to check my songs in http://www.myspace.com/ragabandbogor .maybe we can work togheter as a musician coz i have a lot of song :wink:

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