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3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 04 September 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

40 items
  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Sowing The Seeds Of Love

    The Best Of Drive Time (Various Artists), Polygram TV, 7

  • Image for Gloria Gaynor

    Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat Lucky

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Run

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel The Sound Of Silence

    The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Celebration

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Seth Lakeman

    Seth Lakeman Crimson Dawn

    (CD Single), Relentless, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Drive My Car

    The Beatles: 1962-1967, Apple, 1

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Strawberry Swing

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Sarah McLachlan

    Sarah McLachlan Sweet Surrender (Remix)

    (CD Single), Arista

  • Lester's Library: From the CD 'Black On White: (Nero Su Bianco)' on Angel Air Records

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Perfect Symmetry

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Ten Sharp

    Ten Sharp You

    Ten Sharp, Columbia

  • Image for The Undertones

    The Undertones My Perfect Cousin

    The Undertones - Teenage Kicks, Castle

  • Image for ABC

    ABC The Look Of Love

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

  • Image for Mary J. Blige

    Mary J. Blige Family Affair

    Now 50 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Yeah You's

    The Yeah You's Getting Up With You

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Sugar Ray

    Sugar Ray Every Morning

    (CD Single), Lava/Atlantic

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone

    Now 62 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for 7 Worlds Collide

    7 Worlds Collide Too Blue

    Sun Came Out

  • Image for Feist

    Feist 1234

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Jackson Browne

    Jackson Browne Somebody's Baby

    The Next Voice You Hear - Jackson Bro, Elektra

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith New York

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Lester's Library: From the CD 'Burn The Whole Place Down' on Fat Fox Records

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band That's The Way (I Like It)

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Blackberry Way

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes Wild Young Hearts

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Spiller

    Spiller and Sophie Ellis-Bextor Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)

    (CD Single), Positiva

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Golden Years

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift You Belong With Me

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Give A Little Love

    (CD Single), S-Curve Records, 1

  • Image for Tina Turner

    Tina Turner Tina Turner - Something Beautiful Remains

    Tina Turner - Wildest Dreams

  • Image for Athlete

    Athlete Superhuman Touch

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Glory Days

    Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA, CBS

  • Image for The Fratellis

    The Fratellis Whistle For The Choir

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for David Gray

    David Gray Fugitive

    (CD Single)

  • Listener's Library: Suggested by Helen of Hereford.

    • Image for P.P. Arnold

      P.P. Arnold The First Cut Is The Deepest

      Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • Image for SWV

    SWV Right Here

    Now 26 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The White Stripes

    The White Stripes My Doorbell

    (CD Single), XL

  • Image for Sugarland

    Sugarland All I Want To Do

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1


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