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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 19 August 2010

Keeping you away from the land of nod, expect Alex to play only the best selection of music interspersed with hilarious conversation. This morning, there are more admissions of how we are turning into our parents, pie talk, and National Statistics Week continues; make up an absurd fact, attach a number, job's a good 'un. There's Pause for Thought with Simon Lole at 3.20am, plus the 4.15 One-Off Canteen opens its doors once again.
From Lester's Library there is a new track from Wheat, plus one from Willie Nelson. The Listener's Library track, selected by you, is an early track from Heart that you may not have heard before. There is another track from Album of the Week by I Am Arrows, plus another play of the Record of the Week by Manic Street Preachers.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Wet Wet Wet

    Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Summer Night City

    Abba - More Abba Gold, Polydor

  • Image for Goo Goo Dolls

    Goo Goo Dolls Home

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Blur

    Blur Parklife

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Amen Corner

    Amen Corner Bend Me, Shape Me

    Heartbeat 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "POSTCARDS FROM A YOUNG MAN" (Columbia) Out 20th September

  • Image for Joan Osborne

    Joan Osborne One Of Us

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for The Commodores

    The Commodores Brick House

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Slow

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for George Harrison

    George Harrison My Sweet Lord

    All Things Must Pass, EMI, 4


  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash Jackson

    The Man In Black, Columbia, 7

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds Promised You A Miracle

    The Best Of Simple Minds, Virgin

  • Image for ZZ Top

    ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin'

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Second Hand News

    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Warner Bros, 5

  • Image for Lissie

    Lissie Cuckoo

    Catching A Tiger, Columbia, 8

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Telegram Sam

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk Who Knew

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Robert Plant

    Robert Plant Angel Dance

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Down On The Beach Tonight

    Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters, Global Television

  • Image for Rox

    Rox Rocksteady

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LITTLE QUEEN" (Sony) suggested by Ellie from Kent

  • Image for Nu Shooz

    Nu Shooz I Can't Wait

    Club Classics From The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Sting

    Sting Nothing Bout Me

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann Do Wah Diddy Diddy

    Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Paul Young

    Paul Young Come Back & Stay

    Paul Young - From Time To Time, Columbia

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Heartache Tonight

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Diane Birch

    Diane Birch Valentino

    Bible Belt, Virgin, 1

  • Image for The Miracles

    The Miracles The Miracles - I Don't Blame You At All

    35th Anniversary Collection (Cd4), Motown

  • Image for Big Country

    Big Country Look Away

    Without The Aid Of A Safety Net, EMI

  • Image for Joni Mitchell

    Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi

    Joni Mitchell, Reprise

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "SUN COMES UP AGAIN" (Mercury)

  • Image for Rosie Vela

    Rosie Vela Magic Smile

    And I Write The Songs (Various Artis, Debutante

  • Image for Slade

    Slade Cum On Feel The Noize

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Goldfrapp

    Goldfrapp Believer

    (CD Single), Mute, 1


  • Image for Survivor

    Survivor Eye Of The Tiger

    The No.1 Movies Album (Various Artist, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Wayne Wonder

    Wayne Wonder No Letting Go

    (CD Single), Atlantic


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