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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 28 August 2009

The week's final instalment of random daftness and planned oddities from the Dark Lord. Includes two hourly visits to the extensive music archive known as Lester's Library, and your musical contribution in the Listeners' Library.

Submit your own choices by going to Alex's pages at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Music Played

38 items
  • Image for The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy Something For The Weekend

    Fresh Hits 96 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Voice of the Beehive

    Voice of the Beehive Don't Call Me Baby

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Hockey

    Hockey Song Away

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys If I Ain't Got You

    (CD Single), J

  • Image for Scritti Politti

    Scritti Politti Absolute

    Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85, Virgin

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Celebration

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Days

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Empire of the Sun

    Empire of the Sun We Are The People

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Ruby Turner

    Ruby Turner This Train

    (CD Single), RTR Productions, 1

  • Lester's Library: From a CD single on 'Won't Ever Be!'

    • Image for The Fake Lazy Supernovas

      The Fake Lazy Supernovas Just Time For Sex

  • Image for Thompson Twins

    Thompson Twins Hold Me Now

    80s Mania (Various Artists), BMG, 3

  • Image for Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for No Doubt

    No Doubt Don't Speak

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Cars

    The Cars My Best Friend's Girl

    The Cars, Elektra

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes Wild Young Hearts

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Labi Siffre

    Labi Siffre Something Inside So Strong

    All Time Classic Tearjerkers (Var), Warner Strategic Marketi

  • Image for Super Furry Animals

    Super Furry Animals Juxtaposed With U

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Image for Jon Allen

    Jon Allen Down By The River

    (CD Single), Monologue Records, 1

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Nothing Has Been Proved

    All Woman 2 (Various Artists), Quality Television

  • Image for Seal

    Seal A Change Is Gonna Come

    Soul, Warner, 7

  • Listener's Library: Suggested by Dinah Sore of Plymouth. From the CD 'The Very Best Of Africa' on Nascente

  • Image for Talk Talk

    Talk Talk It's My Life

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Alessi Brothers

    Alessi Brothers Oh Lori

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Boys And Girls

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Teardrop Explodes

    The Teardrop Explodes Reward

    The Teardrop Explodes - Greatest Hits, Mercury

  • Image for Eddi Reader

    Eddi Reader Patience Of Angels

    The Best Of Woman To Woman (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for U2

    U2 I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Metal Guru

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Heart

    Heart These Dreams

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Anthoney Wright

    Anthoney Wright Wud If I Cud

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Freda Payne

    Freda Payne Band Of Gold

    Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television

  • Image for Aerosmith

    Aerosmith Walk This Way

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Sharon Corr

    Sharon Corr It's Not A Dream

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Shalamar

    Shalamar I Can Make You Feel Good

    Friends - Deluxe Edition, Big Break Records, 4

  • Lester's Library: From the CD 'Osee Yee' on Goldenstool records

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison Please Don't Stop The Rain

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam A Town Called Malice

    Jam Story, Universal

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat Lucky

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1


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