Jean-Michel Jarre collaborates with Pet Shop Boys and Primal Scream


French music legend Jean-Michel Jarre‘s follow up to last year’s Electronica album is Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise, and it sees him collaborating with some high profile artists, including the Pet Shop Boys, Gary Numan and Primal Scream.

The Pet Shop Boys track is called Brick England. Other acts who feature are Yello (Why This, Why, indeed, Why), the Orb (Switch On Leon), Hans Zimmer (Electrees) , and Cindy Lauper (Swipe To The Right).

The album is available on double vinyl and CD and there will be another box set although there is no sign of it as yet on the official Jean Michel Jarre store.

Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise is due for release on 6 May 2016.



1. The Heart of Noise Pt. 1: JM Jarre & Rone
2. The Heart of Noise Pt. 2: JM Jarre
3. Brick England: JM Jarre & Pet Shop Boys
4. As One: JM Jarre & Primal Scream
5. Exit JM: Jarre & ES
6. These Creatures: JM Jarre & Julia Holter
7. Here For You: JM Jarre & Gary Numan
8. The Architect: JM Jarre & Jeff Mills
9. What You Want: JM Jarre & Peaches
10. Circus: JM Jarre & Siriusmo
11. Why This, Why, indeed, Why: JM Jarre & Yello
12. Switch On Leon: JM Jarre & The Orb
13. Gisele: JM Jarre & Sebastien Tellier
14. Electrees: JM Jarre & Hans Zimmer
15 Swipe To The Right: JM Jarre & Cyndi Lauper
16. Walking The Mile: JM Jarre & Christophe
17. Falling Down: JM Jarre
18. The Heart of Noise (The Origin): JM Jarre

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[…] Michel-Jarre recently issued his Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise album, which includes collaborations with the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Primal […]

[…] As announced back in February, Jean-Michel Jarre is following-up last year’s Electronica: The Time Machine, with a second and final collaborative album, Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise. The latter features the Pet Shop Boys, Gary Numan and Primal Scream amongst many others. On the same day the second volume is released, the French composer is putting out a deluxe ‘fanbox’ set that combines both records and includes extra content… […]


It might have been a ‘launch’ price or something … first come, first serve… oops sorry, not supposed to comment. End of.


Just received email from Amazon Germany regarding my order. I don’t speak German, just wondering if anyone got a denial on order at the ridiculously low price? Thanks for your help.

Craig Hedges

What’s the point of being in the EU, shouldn’t our orders be honoured? I’m voting to leave!

Just Joking ;)


Got the expected email from Amazon.de today

Order cancelled….incorrect price

oh well, nothing ventured


Oh well,Amazon Germany cancelled my order!its was worth a go.


My order of the LP on Amazon Germany was canceled due to the wrong price.


Amazon Germany just cancelled the low price order …

Rob Puricelli

Just got the expected cancellation email from Amazon.de regarding the vinyl.

Ah well… ;-)


Just got the mail from amazon.de basically saying they made a k*ck-up, ja and got the price wrong…! That is massively disappointing, not because of the price itself but because of the mistake and how it is ‘rectified’.


Part 2 of the Deluxe Fan box is only available to customers of the first part.
(I ordered part 2 in August 2015).
Here is the mail sent to customer of part 1, end of August:

“Dear Jean Michel Jarre Fan,

We thank you for ordering the first part of the exclusive Jean-Michel Jarre box set.

As you already know, this box consists of two parts and today we would like to give you more information about this:

As officially announced today, there will be a total of two ‘Electronica’ albums. Volume. 1 will be released on 16 October 2015, Volume 2 in 2016.

Accordingly, the box set also consists of two parts.

With the first part of the box set you will get the following content on 16 October 2015:
• CD
• Double Vinyl
• Small Poster Credits
• Large Poster Movie
• 1 USB Stick incl. full album, Remixes, 3D Tracks, EPK video
• Certificate signed & numbered
• 3 Art Prints
Order the second part now in order to complete the box set. Vol. 2 will automatically be sent to you on the release date in 2016 and will contain the following contents:
• CD
• Double Vinyl
• Small Poster Credits
• Large Poster Movie
• 1 USB Stick (content TBC, but will include audio and video)
• 3 Art Prints
Volume 2 can be purchased via the following link: http://www.myplaydirect.com/jean-michel-jarre-phase-2-df/details/117602603

We hope you enjoy the box sets!


Your MyPlay Direct Team”


I also managed to order at the low low price, and got confirmation from amazon.de. Why shouldn’t we expect it to be honoured? It’s a binding contract! Maybe it was a ‘launch’ price…


I thought there was meant to be a collaboration with David Lynch recorded for this project? That would have been worth the price of admission alone.


Sounds great. I’ve been delaying buying the first album (despite good reports) until the combined box set is available. Looks like I’ll have to wait a bit longer yet….

Boaz Halachmi

It’s #1 bestseller in Pop on AmazonDE… I wonder why… LOL, selling more than Adele. I guess JMJ never imagined this will happen. Maybe it was a marketing trick?


Ummm very disappointed that there is not a collaboration with Vangelis or Rick Wakeman both are perhaps more in the classical style but both have done electronic albums and both are legends as mr. jarre is…also no Howard Jones? But we get some unknowns who might end up staying that way and Cyndi Lauper ??? come on are you kidding me? Yes she is good and I like a few of her songs but really this could be a disaster…have to hear it first I guess.

Simon F

Good to see the great Jeff Mills in there. Now a box set of his entire works would be worth shelling out for…

adam shaw

Looking forward to this.
The first part was better than a lot of people thought it would be so more of that please Jean !


Now 25.18


Now Bestseller Nr.1 on Amazon Germany and price changed to EUR 25,18. Still much cheaper then Amazon UK which have it for 53,16 UK Pounds.


If it was collaborations to describe the evolution of electronic music,why no human league / H17!That aside I be ordered it,at that price who wouldnt


So many of my favourites teamed up with him on this one. God, Pet Shop Boys & Yello & Julia Holter & Peaches & Sebastien Tellier & Hans Zimmer & Primal Scream!!!!!

Fingers crossed its better than the underwhelming #1.


Amazon Germany the best price


It’s now back to EUR3.96 (plus postage)…


Ordered on German site. Got no record deck but as it includes the mp3 worth a try


Price still working for me, just now!


€3.96 when I checked just now.

Anthony C

German vinyl pre-order is still 3.96

Cyndi Lauper – coooool!


Decided to take the chance from Germany also. Anyone knows if this includes a download code?

Craig Hedges

Price gone up to 53euros, Got an order in just before but I don’t expect it to be honoured.
The preview for the album sounds really good. Very excited about the PSB collaboration, I’ve got into both Jarre and PSBs in 1986 and never in my wildest dreams thought they’d work together as back then they seemed worlds apart. Never known Neil or Chris to make mention of Jarre or vice versa but I can imagine Chris having a copy Oxygene.
Shame considering the theme of the album there is no collaboration with any of the members of The Art of Noise – would’ve been great if they both dusted off their Fairlights

Tommy Christiansen

Chris Hedges; these collaborations have all been intended by Jean Michel Jarre as a way of describing the history of electronic music, and honour it.
They have all been at some degree, part of the evolution of this development, and aren’t necessarily proclaimed fans of his own work.

Peter Nicholas

Well it’s rude not to order at that price, be interesting to see if they do indeed honour it.


Another one here taking a gamble on the German price, looks like it’s going to be an interesting listen judging by the collaborators.

Dean Farran

Definitely worth a punt on Amazon Germany. You never know!


I ordered from Germany too. Let’s see what happens.

Matthew north

I ordered it from Germany too worth a punt!


EUR 7.23/USD 8.03/GBP 5.61 for the 2LP Vinyl Edition from Amazon Germany including shipping to the USA. We shall see! ;)


Seeing Jean-Michel Jarre and Christophe collaborate brings us French back in the 70s, where the two wrote together many songs for Christophe, before Jarre got fame with Oxygene in 1976. Interestingly, in the pair Jarre was writing the lyrics and Christophe the music, although one might think Jarre was in charge of the music, according to his own career.

Boaz Halachmi

The LP is now… 3.96 Euro


Order placed for the German vinyl, 7.98e including shipping to UK….!
Lets see if it’s honored

Rob Puricelli

Has to be worth a punt, though, eh? :-)

eric slangen

Haha, still ordered the vinyl.

Rob Wilcock

Sounds interestin, Cyndi Lauper and Yello too…