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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 January 2010

An early morning mix of music & conversation, including the first Half-Time Hooter of The Week. Also on the Best Time of the Day Show, Alex dips into his own record collection to choose a new release or classic track from Lester's Library - and something selected by you in the Listeners' Library, along with the Record and Album of the Week.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Your Love Alone Is Not Enough

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs What Can I Do

    Talk On Corners (Special Edition), Atlantic/143 Records

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Can't Stand Losing You

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for Little Big Town

    Little Big Town Fine Line

    A Place To Land, Humphead Records, 1

  • Image for The Verve

    The Verve Bittersweet Symphony

    Now 37 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Huey Lewis and the News

    Huey Lewis and the News Do You Believe In Love

    It's Only Rock 'n' Roll... (Various), EMI

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart It's The Same Old Song

    Soulbook, RCA, 1

  • Image for The Ronettes

    The Ronettes Baby I Love You

    The Best Of The Ronettes, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Moonshadow

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY as featured on the CD, "CONTRA" (XL Recordings)

  • Image for The Beat

    The Beat Can't Get Used To Losing You

    The Best Of, Go-Feet


    • Image for Sade

      Sade Soldier Of Love

      (CD Single), RCA, 2

  • Image for The Tams

    The Tams Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

    The Classic Soul Years - 1964 (Vario, Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for The Emotions

    The Emotions Best Of My Love

    Mellow Madness (Various Artists), Epic

  • Image for Starship

    Starship We Built This City

    Now 1985 (Various Artists), Now, 1

  • Image for Beth Nielsen Chapman

    Beth Nielsen Chapman Even As It All Goes By

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Eagle‐Eye Cherry

    Eagle‐Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artists, Elektra

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles All You Need Is Love

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 6

  • Image for Emily Maguire

    Emily Maguire I'd Rather Be

    (CD Single), Shaktu Records, 1

  • Image for Blur

    Blur Parklife

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Breakaway

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees I'm A Believer

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold, 7

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY as featured on the CD, "HOT A' MIGHTY & LORD MR. FORD" (RCA)

  • Image for Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera Deep And Wide And Tall

    The Best Of Aztec Camera, Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison Broken Strings (feat. Nelly Furtado)

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild

    Rock Anthems Volume 2 (Various), Dino

  • Image for Girls Aloud

    Girls Aloud Call The Shots

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Nell Bryden - Not Like Loving You

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate So You Win Again

    The Gold Album (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers Listen To The Music

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for Lisbee Stainton

    Lisbee Stainton Never Quite An Angel

    (CD Single)

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK Track taken from "WAKING UP" (Interscope) released on Monday 18 January

  • Image for Chic

    Chic Good Times

    The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra, Columbia

  • Image for Fleet Foxes

    Fleet Foxes White Winter Hymnal

    Fleet Foxes, Bella Union, 1

  • Image for Biffy Clyro

    Biffy Clyro Many Of Horror (When We Collide)

    (CD Single), 14th Floor, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY as suggested by Stephen Davey of Devon

    • Image for Billy Griffin

      Billy Griffin Hold Me Tighter In The Rain

      Soul Brothers (Various Artists), Warner Strategic Marketi

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 This Love

    (CD Single), J

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Constant Craving

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Archies

    The Archies Sugar Sugar

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold


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