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24/07/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 July 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 ABBA

      ABBA Does Your Mother Know

      Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 015

  • Image for Rupert Holmes

    Rupert Holmes Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

    Various Artists - Open Top Cars, Temple Records

  • Image for Train

    Train 50 Ways To Say Goodbye

    Cailfornia 37, Sony, 5

  • Image for Del Shannon

    Del Shannon Runaway

    60's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold, 1

  • Image for Sophia George

    Sophia George Girlie Girlie

    Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "NORTH" (Atlantic) out 3rd September

  • Image for Arrow

    Arrow Hot Hot Hot

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies One Week

    New Hits 99 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Gossip Move In The Right Direction

    A Joyful Noise, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles New Kid In Town

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "ALL OUR FAVOURITE STORIES" (Atlantic)

  • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire Got To Get You Into My Life

    The Very Best Of Earth Wind & Fire, Telstar

  • Image for Eddie Cochran

    Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else

    The Eddie Cochran Story, EMI, 16

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The Pretenders

      The Pretenders Brass In Pocket

      The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Ricky Martin

    Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes That Girl

    Contact, Absolute

  • Image for Focus

    Focus Sylvia

    The Best Of Focus, Chrysalis

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Summerfling

    (CD Single), Warner Bros.

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Payphone

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Love Affair

    Love Affair Everlasting Love

    Heartbeat - Forever Yours, Sony

  • Image for Grace Jones

    Grace Jones Pull Up To The Bumper

    The Divas Of Dance (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash I Walk The Line

    Johnny Cash - Man In Black, Columbia

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo The Winner

    (CD Single), Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE BEST REGGAE ALBUM IN THE WORLD...EVER" (Virgin) suggested by Rupert Maynard in Southampton

    • Image for Peter Tosh

      Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger (You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back

      The Best Reggae Album In The World..., Virgin

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Skinny Genes

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz 93 Million Miles

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Sir Duke

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Baby Come Home

    Magic Hour, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Amii Stewart

    Amii Stewart Friends

    Love Bites & School Nites (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Eagle‐Eye Cherry

    Eagle‐Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artists, Elektra

  • Image for Blur

    Blur Under The Westway

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Crystals

    The Crystals Then He Kissed Me

    The Best Of The Crystals, Phil Spector Int

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "HUMAN AGAIN" (Cabin 24 Records) out now

  • Image for Mott the Hoople

    Mott the Hoople Roll Away The Stone

    Mott The Hoople - Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Greatest Day

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "APOCALYPTIC LOVE" (Roadrunner)

  • Image for Gloria Estefan

    Gloria Estefan Bad Boy

    Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits, Epic

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Kon-Tiki

    The Shadows - First 20 Years At The T, EMI

  • Image for Joss Stone

    Joss Stone While You're Out Looking For Sugar

    The Soul Sessions Vol II, Warner Bros, 1

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