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05/06/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 05 June 2012

There's only one way to get through the night with a smile and that's with Alex, AKA the Dark Lord, on the Best Time of the Day Show.

There will be another track from the Album of the Week, another spin of Record of the Week, two more tracks from Alex's eclectic CD collection in the Lester's Library, a selection from you from the Listener's Library and Pause for Thought.

Alex is armed with the Drums of Pun, the Mallet of Stupidity and the Squeal of Campery; you won't get the chance to even think about sleeping!

Music Played

40 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Dark Side

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Keep On Running

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television, 1

  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs Breathless

    (CD Single), 141records/Lava/Atlantic

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Redemption Days

    (CD Single), Freedom

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Souvenir

    The Best Of O.M.D., Virgin, 4

  • Image for Frankie Valli

    Frankie Valli You're Ready Now

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Stooshe

    Stooshe Black Heart

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Dionne Warwick

    Dionne Warwick Heartbreaker

    Friends & Lovers (Various Artists), K-Tel

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Whiskey In The Jar

    The Best Of Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy, Telstar, 10

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THIRTY MILES WEST" (Humphead)

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK (S-Curve Records)

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Bryan Adams

      Bryan Adams Summer Of 69

      Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, Mercury

  • Image for The Real Thing

    The Real Thing You To Me Are Everything

    In The Summertime-Sound Of 70's, Part, Old Gold

  • Image for Kovak

    Kovak Killer Boots

    (CD Single), 74 Music

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Here I Go Again (Remix)

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for The Wailers

    The Wailers and Bob Marley One Love / People Get Ready

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Katie Melua

    Katie Melua Moonshine

    (CD Single), Dramatico

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything's Alright)

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Laura Branigan

    Laura Branigan Self Control

    Now 1984 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Hit Or Miss

    (CD Single), Gut Records, 5

  • Image for Divinyls

    Divinyls I Touch Myself

    Hard 2 Get Hits - Various Artists, Disky

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "FROM LANGLEY PARK TO MEMPHIS" (Sony) suggested by Dennis Relmer in Sheffield

    • Image for Prefab Sprout

      Prefab Sprout Nightingales

      From Langley Park to Memphis, Sony, 5

  • Image for The Crystals

    The Crystals Then He Kissed Me

    The Best Of The Crystals, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for The Verve

    The Verve Bittersweet Symphony

    Now 37 (Various Artists), Now

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Argent

    Argent Hold Your Head Up

    (Single), Epic, 2

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku Lost Inside Of You

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 2

  • Image for Bob & Marcia

    Bob & Marcia Young Gifted & Black

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for Alphabeat

    Alphabeat Fascination

    (CD Single), Copenhagen

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Rocky Ground

    Wrecking Ball, Columbia, 9

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Let's Stay Together

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THAT'S WHY GOD MADE THE RADIO" (Capitol) out now

    • Image for The Beach Boys

      The Beach Boys Spring Vacation

      That's Why God Made The Radio, Capitol, 4

  • Image for Go West

    Go West King Of Wishful Thinking

    Pretty Woman - Soundtrack, EMI

  • Image for Barbara Acklin

    Barbara Acklin Am I The Same Girl

    Sixties Girls, Crimson, 9

  • Image for Ed Sheeran

    Ed Sheeran Small Bump

    + (Plus), Atlantic, 6

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp Give A Little Bit

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ON THE EDGE" (Big Guitar Records)

    • Larry Miller Road Runner

  • Image for Tommy James

    Tommy James and Tommy James & The Shondells Mony Mony

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

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