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On May 6, 2016.

On May 6, 2016, “Columbia” label released “Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise”, the eighteenth Jean Michel Jarre studio album. It was recorded 2011-2016, and was produced by Jean Michel Jarre.The second of a two-part album (the first being Electronica 1: The Time Machine) is collaboration with other musicians  includes Pet Shop Boys, Rone, Julia Holter, Primal Scream, Gary Numan, Hans Zimmer, Edward Snowden, Peaches, Sébastien Tellier, The Orb,  Siriusmo,  Yello,  Jeff Mills, Cyndi Lauper and Christophe.

Track listing:

  1. The Heart of Noise, Pt. 1 (with Rone) – Jean Michel Jarre, Erwan Castex
  2. The Heart of Noise, Pt. 2 – Jean Michel Jarre
  3. Brick England (with Pet Shop Boys) – Jean Michel Jarre, Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
  4. These Creatures (with Julia Holter) – Jean Michel Jarre, Julia Holter
  5. As One (with Primal Scream) – Jean Michel Jarre, Andrew Innes, Bobby Gillespie, Robert Young
  6. Here For You (with Gary Numan) – Jean Michel Jarre, Gary Numan
  7. Electrees (with Hans Zimmer) – Jean Michel Jarre, Hans Zimmer
  8. Exit (with Edward Snowden) – Jean Michel Jarre
  9. What You Want (with Peaches) – Jean Michel Jarre, Merrill Nisker
  10. Gisele (with Sebastien Tellier) – Jean Michel Jarre, Sebastien Tellier
  11. Switch on Leon(with The Orb) – Jean Michel Jarre, Alex Paterson, Thomas Fehlmann
  12. Circus (with Siriusmo) – Jean Michel Jarre, Moritz Friedrich
  13. Why This, Why That and Why (with Yello) – Jean Michel Jarre, Dieter Meier, Boris Blank
  14. The Architect (with Jeff Mills) – Jean Michel Jarre, Jeff Mills
  15. Swipe to the Right (with Cyndi Lauper) – Jean Michel Jarre, Cyndi Lauper, Carmen Cacciatore
  16. Walking the Mile (with Christophe) – Jean Michel Jarre, Daniel Bevilacqua
  17. Falling Down – Jean Michel Jarre
  18. The Heart of Noise (The Origin) – Jean Michel Jarre

On April 1, 2016.

On April 1, 2016, “X2” label released “Super”, the thirteenth Pet Shop Boys studio album. It was recorded in 2015, and was produced by Stuart Price.


  • Pet Shop Boys – performers, programming
  • Stuart Price – production, mixing, additional programming
  • Jessica Freedman – additional vocals
  • Nayana Holley – additional vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Pet Shop Boys

  1. Happiness
  2. The Pop Kids
  3. Twenty-something
  4. Groovy
  5. The Dictator Decides
  6. Pazzo!
  7. Inner Sanctum
  8. Undertow
  9. Sad Robot World
  10. Say it to Me
  11. Burn
  12. Into Thin Air

On September 2, 1996.


On September 2, 1996, “Parlaphone” label released “Bilingual”, the tenth Pet Shop Boys album. It was recorded 1995 – 1996, at “Bunk Junk & Genius”, “Sarm West”, “Sarm Hook End” in London; “Axis”, “Bass Hit” in New York City; “The State House of Broadcasting and Sound Recording” in Moscow, and was produced by Pet Shop Boys, Chris Porter, Danny Tenaglia and K-Klass.


  • Neil Tennant
  • Chris Lowe
  • Pete Gleadall – programming
  • SheBoom – drums, percussion
  • Robin Jones – percussion
  • Davide Giovanni, Joseph De Jesus, Weston Foster and Lino Rocha – additional vocals
  • Sylvia Mason-James– vocals
  • Ritchie Birkett – keyboards
  • Simon Cotsworth – programming
  • Trevor Henry/The Ignorants – scratching, additional keyboards
  • Kevin Robinson, Bud Beadle and Fayyaz Virji – brass
  • J. Belle– guitar
  • Mike Innes, Noel Langley, Richard Sidell and Andy Hamilton– brass
  • Chris Cameron – additional keyboards, string arrangement, conduction
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Aidan McGoran – additional guitar
  • Andy Hamilton– saxophone
  • Katie Kissoon– additional vocals
  • Alyosha Zolotukhin – choir arrangement
  • Graeme Perkins – choir co-ordinator
  • Victor Popov – choir director
  • The Choral Academy of Moscow – choir
  • Barbara Tucker, Karen Bernodand Carole Sylvan – additional vocals
  • Johnny Marr– guitar, additional vocals
  • Greg Bone – guitar
  • Andy Duncan – drums, percussion
  • Danny Tenaglia and Louie ‘Balo’ Guzman – drum programming
  • Pete Dao – keyboards
  • Phil Pagano – programming
  • Eddie Montilla – additional keyboards
  • Pete Gleadall – programming
  • Oli Savill and Lilliana Chacian – percussion
  • Sylvia Mason-James – additional vocals
  • Sheboom – drums and percussion
  • Robin Jones – additional percussion
  • Katie, Kisson, Davide Giovanni, Joseph De Jesus, Weston Foster, Lino Rocha – additional vocals
  • Danny Tenaglia, Louie ‘Balo’ Guzman – drum programming
  • Pete Dao – keyboards
  • Vanessa Ichak – Banji girl vocals
  • Steva Rodway/Motiv8 – additional production
  • Alyosha Zolotukhin – choir arrangement
  • Graeme Perkins – choir co-ordinator
  • Victor Popov – choir director
  • The Choral Academy of Moscow – choir
  • Throusers Enthusiasts – additional production
  • Richard Niles – orchestra arrangement, conduction
  • Photographers: Chris Heath, José Cea, Andy Earl
  • Sleeve design: Mark Farrow Design, Pet Shop Boys

Track listing:

  1. Discoteca
  2. Single-Bilingual
  3. Metamorphosis
  4. Electricity
  5. Se a vida é (That’s the Way Life Is)
  6. It Always Comes as a Surprise
  7. A Red Letter Day
  8. Up Against It
  9. The Survivors
  10. Before
  11. To Step Aside
  12. Saturday Night Forever

On May 22, 2006.

Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental

On May 22, 2006, “Parlaphone” label released “Fundamental”, the ninth Pet Shop Boys studio album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Sarm West Studios” in London, and was produced by Pet Shop Boys and Trevor Horn.


  • Neil Tennant
  • Chris Lowe
  • Pete Gleadall – original programming
  • Nick Ingman – orchestral arrangement and conduction
  • Alanna Tavernier and Laura Edwards – backing vocals
  • Pete Murray – additional keyboards
  • Jamie Muhoberac– additional keyboards, bass
  • Patrick Lannigan – bass
  • Earl Harwin – vibraphone, acoustic drums, electronic drums, marimba, bass
  • Skaila Kanga – harp
  • Anne Dudley– orchestral and brass arrangement and conducting
  • Helene Parker, Sarah Eyden, Emma Brain Gabbot and Julia Doyle – backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Jenny O’Grady – choir master
  • Fred Appelgate – narration
  • Oliver Pouliot – additional voice
  • Dave Clayton – additional keyboards and programming, keyboards and programming
  • Luca Baldini – additional keyboards, additional programming
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • Steve Lipson– guitar
  • Lol Creme– guitar
  • Trevor Horn– guitar, bass guita, additional keyboards, additional vocals, additional programming
  • Virgil Howe– acoustic drums, percussion
  • Cliff Hewitt – electronic drums, acoustic drums, percussion
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Lucinda Barry – harp
  • A McGoran – additional guitar
  • Steve Sidwell – orchestral arrangement and conducting
  • Gavyn Wright– orchestra leader
  • Tim Pierce – acoustic, electric guitars
  • Luis Jardim– percussion
  • Simon Chamberlain – additional keyboards
  • Robert Orton – shaker
  • Lucinda Barry and Debi Doss – backing vocals
  • Andy Caine and Bruce Woolley– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, except where noted.

  1. Psychological
  2. The Sodom and Gomorrah Show
  3. I Made My Excuses and Left
  4. Minimal
  5. Numb – Diane Warren
  6. God Willing
  7. Luna Park
  8. I’m with Stupid
  9. Casanova in Hell
  10. Twentieth Century
  11. Indefinite Leave to Remain
  12. Integral

On April 1, 2002.


On April 1, 2002, “Parlaphone” label released “Release”, the eighth Pet Shop Boys studio album. It was recorded September 2000 – November 2001, at “Studio PSB”, “Sony Music Studios” in London, and “Chillout” in Berlin, and was produced by Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe and Chris Zippel.


  • Neil Tennant – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Chris Lowe – vocals, keyboards, drum programming
  • Pete Gleadall – programming, engineering
  • Johnny Marr– guitar
  • Jody Linscott– percussion
  • Steve Walters – bass guitar
  • Chris Zippel – keyboards
  • Little Mike – guitar, bass

Track listing:

  1. Home and Dry
  2. I Get Along
  3. Birthday Boy
  4. London
  5. E-Mail
  6. The Samurai in Autumn
  7. Love Is a Catastrophe
  8. Here
  9. The Night I Fell in Love
  10. You Choose


On October 22, 1990.

Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour

On October 22, 1990, “Parlaphone” label released “Behaviour”, the fourth Pet Shop Boys studio album.  It was recorded May – June 1990 at the “Red Deer” in Munich and “Sarm West” in London, and was produced by Harold Faltemeyer, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

  • Neil Tennant– vocals, guitar
  • Chris Lowe– keyboards, programming, vocoder
  • Dominic Clarke – plastic tube
  • J. Belle, Johnny Marr– guitar
  • Angelo Badalamenti– orchestra arrangement and conduction
  • Alexander Bălănescu– string quartet arrangement
  • The Balanescu Quartet– strings
  • Jay Henry – additional vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

  1. Being Boring
  2. This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave
  3. To Face the Truth
  4. How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?
  5. Only the Wind
  6. My October Symphony
  7. So Hard
  8. Nervously
  9. The End of the World
  10. Jealousy


On September 7, 1987.

Pet Shop Boys - Actually

On September 7, 1987, “Parlaphone” label released “Actually”, the second Pet Shop Boys studio album . It was recorded 1986–1987 at “Sarm West Studios”,“Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Pet Shop Boys, Stephen Hague, Julian Mendelesohn, Andy Richards, Shep Pettibone and David Jacob.


  • Neil Tennant
  • Chris Lowe
  • Andy Richards– Fairlight CMI and keyboard programming
  • Dusty Springfield– vocals
  • J. Jeczalik– Fairlight CMI programming
  • Gary Maughan – additional programming
  • Angelo Badalamenti– orchestra arrangement
  • Blue Weaver– Fairlight CMI programming
  • Adrian Cook – programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe except where noted.

  1. One More Chance – Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Bobby Orlando
  2. What Have I Done to Deserve This? – Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Allee Willlis
  3. Shopping
  4. Rent
  5. Hit Music
  6. It Couldn’t Happen Here
  7. It’s a Sin
  8. I Want to Wake Up
  9. Heart
  10. King of Cross


On June 4, 1942.

Capitol Records

On June 4, 1942, “Capitol Records” was founded by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn Wallichs. Over the decades, the label became home to artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, Glen Campbell, Steve Miller, Dr. Hook, Bob Seger, Tina Turner, Heart,  Nat King Cole, the Four Knights, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Stan Kenton, June Christy, Louis Prima, Keely Smith, the Louvin Brothers, Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, Harry James, Andy Griffith, Shirley Bassey, the Kingston Trio, Dean Martin, The Four Freshmen, Helen Reddy, Anne Murray, April Wine, Blondie, Bloodrock, Burning Spear, Buzzcocks, David Bowie, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash, Max Webster, Lee Clayton, Natalie Cole, The Goose Creek Symphony, Sammy Hagar, The Knack, Maze, Mink DeVille, Juice Newton, Raspberries, Minnie Riperton, Diana Ross, Sweet, The Specials, The Sylvers, Ten Wheel Drive, The Stranglers, Tavares, George Thorogood, Triumvirate, Little River Band, Wings, The Persuasions, Richard Marx, The Motels, Billy Squier, Crowded House, Peter Blakeley, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, The Doobie Brothers, Willie Dixon, Glass Tiger, Katrina & The Waves, Grace Jones, Lloyd Cole, Pet Shop Boys, Sawyer Brown, Queen, Roxette, Brian Setzer,The Smithereens, Spandau Ballet, The Tubes, Paul Westerberg, Butthole Surfers, Concrete Blonde, Billy Idol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, Exodus, W.A.S.P., Poison, Iron Maiden, Queensrÿche,  Beastie Boys, King Tee, Mantronix, Mellow Man Ace, Robbie Robertson, Dave Koz, Ashford and Simpson, Freddie Jackson, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Skinny Puppy and others.