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06/08/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 06 August 2012

Fight off those Monday blues by tuning in to Alex on the Best Time of the Day Show for a dose of night-owl comedy and fantastic music. There is a new Record and Album of the Week, Pause for Thought, two more unexpected tracks from Lester's Library and one from you from the Listener's Library. Beware, the Drums of Pun or the Mallet of Stupidity could go off at any time. You have been warned!

Music Played

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Bryan Ferry

      Bryan Ferry Let's Stick Together

      Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Change

    Change The Glow Of Love

    The Essential Luther Vandross, Epic

  • Image for Eric Church

    Eric Church Springsteen

    Chief, Wrasse Records, 1

  • Image for Sade

    Sade The Sweetest Taboo

    All Woman 2 (Various Artists), Quality Television

  • Image for Dion

    Dion The Wanderer

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Pride

    Life In A Beautiful Light, Mercury, 2

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder We Can Work It Out

    Stevie Wonder Greatest Hits Vol.2, Motown

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "FIRES" (Polydor)

  • Image for The Kingsmen

    The Kingsmen Louie Louie

    The Sound Of The 60's, Part 7 (Var), Old Gold

  • Image for INXS

    INXS Mystify

    INXS - Kick, Mercury

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "SUN" (Matador)

  • Image for Toots & The Maytals

    Toots & The Maytals 54-46 Was My Number

    Run Fatboy Run O.S.T. (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz 93 Million Miles

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Jennifer Warnes

    Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley I've Had The Time Of My Life

    It Takes Two (Various Artists), Columbia/Global/Sony Tv

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael White Light

    (CD Single), Aegean, 1

  • Image for John Paul Young

    John Paul Young Love Is In The Air

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for The Darkness

    The Darkness I Believe In A Thing Called Love

    The Darkness - Permission To Land, Atlantic

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith 30 Minute Love Affair

    Fall To Grace, RCA, 2

  • Image for Buffalo Springfield

    Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth

    Buffalo Springfield, Atlantic

  • Image for Enigma

    Enigma Sadness (Part 1)

    Now 1991 - The Millennium Series, Now, 1

  • Image for Elbow

    Elbow First Steps

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Divinyls

    Divinyls I Touch Myself

    Hard 2 Get Hits - Various Artists, Disky

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "TRUTH" (EMI) suggested by Janice from Bradford

  • Image for Go West

    Go West King Of Wishful Thinking

    Pretty Woman - Soundtrack, EMI

  • Image for The Selecter

    The Selecter On My Radio

    Rip It Up (Various Artists), EMI

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Genesis

      Genesis Invisible Touch

      Genesis - Turn It On Again, Virgin

  • Image for Shakira

    Shakira Whenever Wherever

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Baby Come Home

    Magic Hour, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Van Halen

    Van Halen Why Can't This Be Love

    Life In The Fast Lane (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Perry Como

    Perry Como Papa Loves Mambo

    The Best Of Cult Fiction (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Travelin' Boy

    Boys Don't Cry, Atlantic, 4

  • Image for Marilyn

    Marilyn Calling Your Name

    Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest

  • Image for Vangelis

    Vangelis Chariots Of Fire

    Moods (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Big Love

    Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits, Warner Bros

  • Image for Stephanie Mills

    Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for Lemar

    Lemar Invincible

    (CD Single), Sony, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LONG AGO LAST SUMMER 1959 - 61" (Cherry Red)

  • Image for Ian Dury

    Ian Dury and Ian Dury and The Blockheads Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Chris Farlowe

    Chris Farlowe Out Of Time

    99p Guarantees You 73 Minutes 22 Seconds Of Great Music!!! (Various Artists), See For Miles, 2

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