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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 April 2010

Alex brings his own combination of music and conversation to early weekday mornings, making this The Best Time Of The Day Show. Alex's Heavenly Hotel is almost open, the hotel where all of your wildest dreams are possible; Leslie Phillips is even on reception to greet you as you walk in. In new thread, Voice of Choice, we are borrowing voices and being childish with them, and today's News Hank is Sting. And, boy, does he get stung!
There is some country music by Tracy Byrd and a track by newcomers, Super U, from Lester's Library, and Houston Wells and the Marksmen from the Listener's Library. There is another track from Album of the Week by Jakob Dylan, Record of the Week by Craig David and Pause for Thought also.

Music Played

38 items
  • Image for Chaka Khan

    Chaka Khan I'm Every Woman

    The Best Of Chaka Khan, Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Canned Heat

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Love Is A Hurricane

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Pictures Of Lily

    The Who - Who's Better, Who's Best, Polydor

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Jump

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Love In Store

    Fleetwood Mac - Mirage, Warner Bros, 12

  • Image for Keane and K'Naan

    Keane and K'Naan Stop For A Minute

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Boston

    Boston Boston - Amanda

    Greatest Hits

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the album, "SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED" (Universal)

    • Image for Craig David

      Craig David All Alone Tonight (Stop Look Listen)

      Signed Sealed Delivered

  • Image for INXS

    INXS Suicide Blonde

    Now 18 (Various Artists), Now


  • Image for Lisa Stansfield

    Lisa Stansfield Change

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Roy Orbison

    Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television, 16

  • Image for Prefab Sprout

    Prefab Sprout The King Of Rock 'n' Roll

    Hits Album 8, Part 2 (Various Artist, Hits Album

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA The Name Of The Game

    Abba Gold, Polydor

  • Image for Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield Faster Than The Setting Sun

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire

    Johnny Cash - Man In Black, Columbia

  • Image for Heart

    Heart Alone

    Missing You (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Umbrella Beach

    (CD Single)

  • Image for World Party

    World Party Is It Like Today?

    (CD Single), Ensign

  • Image for The Delfonics

    The Delfonics Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Jailbreak

    Best Air Guitar Album In The World II, Virgin

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "WE LIVE IN BAZAKHSTAN" (Sack the Juggler Records)

    • Image for Super U

      Super U What News From Cornwall?

  • Image for Mika

    Mika We Are Young

    (CD Single)

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael and Mary J. Blige As (feat. Mary J. Blige)

    George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Dance The Night Away

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk The Model

    Into The Eighties (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Diane Birch

    Diane Birch Rewind

    (CD Single)

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

    Originals 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle When A Woman

    (CD Single), Go Beat

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Starman

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI


    • Image for Jakob Dylan

      Jakob Dylan Everybody's Hurtin'

      Women and Country

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen The Fear

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry No Particular Place To Go

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, Music Club

  • Image for Court Yard Hounds

    Court Yard Hounds The Coast

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Kool & The Gang

    Kool & The Gang Fresh

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv


  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC AC/DC - Thunderstruck

    Iron Man 2 OST


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