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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 12 July 2010

Alex, aka The Dark Lord, presents a blend of music and conversation. Join in for the start of National Trash Week. That's right, all week we are declaring our love for litter, having garbage gossip and hearing rubbish rescue stories. Be proud of your trash! New for today is L.U.M.A.F.A.B.L.E. What is that? you cry. It stands for Let's Use More Acronyms For A Better Life, Eh? And we continue to put our sleeping time to good use; could you be a Nod Job Person? Pause for Thought with Tim Turvey is at 3.20am and hear who gets into the 4.15 One-Off Canteen, it could be you.
From Lester's Library there are new tracks from Thea Gilmore and Gaslight Anthem, and there is a vintage Def Leppard track suggested by you as part of Listener's Library. Our new Record of the Week comes from I Am Arrows, the new solo venture from former-Razorlight drummer, Andy Burrows. Plus, hear a track every morning from Album of the Week; this week it is the latest album from Sheryl Crow.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate Every 1's A Winner

    Hot Chocolate - Their Greatest Hits, EMI

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Famous

    Everybody Wants To Be On TV, Sony, 4

  • Image for R E M

    R E M Losing My Religion

    R.E.M. - Out Of Time, Warner Bros

  • Image for Mink DeVille

    Mink DeVille Spanish Stroll

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "SUN COMES UP AGAIN" (Mercury) out August 9th

  • Image for Sugarland

    Sugarland All I Want To Do

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue All The Lovers

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Bad Company

    Bad Company Feel Like Makin' Love

    (Single), Island, 3

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart

    Eurythmics - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "AMERICAN SLANG" (sideonedummy)

  • Image for Freddie Jackson

    Freddie Jackson Rock Me Tonight (For Old Time's Sake)

    The Old Skool Reunion (Disc 2) (Vario, Global Television

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Pretty Face

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys It's A Sin

    Pet Shop Boys - Discography, EMI

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies One Week

    New Hits 99 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for The Drizabone Soul Family

    The Drizabone Soul Family I Fell Apart

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Orson

    Orson No Tomorrow

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for Scott McKenzie

    Scott McKenzie San Francisco

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

  • Image for Justin Nozuka

    Justin Nozuka Heartless

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Evelyn

    Evelyn "Champagne" King Shame

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Garth Brooks

    Garth Brooks The Red Strokes

    Garth Brooks - The Hits, Liberty

  • Image for Ben Montague

    Ben Montague Broken

    (CD Single), BM Music, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "PYROMANIA" (Mercury) suggested by Peter Novakovich of South–East Wales

    • Image for Def Leppard

      Def Leppard Rock of Ages

      Rock of Ages: Definitive Collection

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Angel Eyes

    Abba - Voulez-Vous, Polydor

  • Image for Dane Bowers

    Dane Bowers All She Needs

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Just A Little Lovin'

    Dusty Springfield - The Look Of Love, Philips

  • Image for Sister Sledge

    Sister Sledge He's The Greatest Dancer

    The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra, Columbia

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group I'm A Man

    The 60's Album (Various Artists), Fontana, 4

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Fire With Fire

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Dignity

    Our Town- Deacon Blue (Greatest Hits), Columbia

  • Image for James & Bobby Purify

    James & Bobby Purify I'm Your Puppet

    Midnight Soul (Various Artists), Music Club

  • Image for U2

    U2 Magnificent

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "100 MILES FROM MEMPHIS" (Polydor)

  • Image for Argent

    Argent God Gave Rock And Roll To You

    Let's Rock! (Various Artists), EMI, 2

  • Image for Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson The Second Summer Of Love

    The No.1 Summer Album (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston It Takes Two

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, " MURPHY'S HEART" out on September 6th (Fruitcake)

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer Bad Case Of Loving You

    The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, EMI

  • Image for Fontella Bass

    Fontella Bass Rescue Me

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy I Like

    (CD Single)


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The A-Z of Alex Lester

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