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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 08 August 2012

It's Wednesday which means it is time for the first Half-Time Hooter of the Week; with even more inspired daftness and brilliant music from the Dark Lord himself, Alex Lester.

There is more from Album and Record of the Week, two more selections from Alex's personal CD collection, Lester's Library, and one of your chosen tracks from the Listener's Library, plus Pause for Thought. Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Aztec Camera

      Aztec Camera Somewhere In My Heart

      Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Small Faces

    Small Faces Itchycoo Park

    Sunny Afternoon - Sound Of The 60's,V, Old Gold

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael White Light

    (CD Single), Aegean, 1

  • Image for Dido

    Dido Thank You

    Now 49 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Emotions

    The Emotions and Earth, Wind & Fire Boogie Wonderland

    The Best Seventies Album In The World.. Ever!, Virgin, 2

  • Image for Elbow

    Elbow First Steps

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Pack Up

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper Poison

    Free Spirit (Various Artists), Columbia, 7

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

  • Image for Prince

    Prince and The Revolution I Would Die 4 U

    The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "HAVOC & BRIGHT LIGHTS" (Sony) out 27th August

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Tequila Sunrise

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith 30 Minute Love Affair

    Fall To Grace, RCA, 2

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Herman's Hermits

      Herman's Hermits I'm Into Something Good

      The Hits Of 1964 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Dreams

    Now 1993 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Baby Come Home

    Magic Hour, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Jimmy Cliff

    Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers To Cross

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Save A Prayer

    Now 1982 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Travelin' Boy

    Boys Don't Cry, Atlantic, 4

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song

    Led Zeppelin - Early Days, Atlantic

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller You Do Something To Me

    Love Songs - 39 All Time Love Classic, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Lemar

    Lemar Invincible

    (CD Single), Sony, 1

  • Image for The Bangles

    The Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian

    Take A Break (Various Artists), Columbia

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE COLLECTION" (Spectrum) suggested by Arthur in West Midlands

  • Image for Joyce Sims

    Joyce Sims Come Into My Life

    Soul Desire Vol.2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel The River Of Dreams

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume III, Columbia

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Barry White

      Barry White Let The Music Play

      Barry White - The Collection, Mercury

  • Image for John Farnham

    John Farnham You're The Voice

    Life In The Fast Lane (Various), Telstar, 2

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Turn Up The Radio

    (CD Single), Interscope Records

  • Image for Mott the Hoople

    Mott the Hoople All The Way From Memphis

    (Single), CBS

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston Step By Step

    The Preacher's Wife O.S.T. - Various, Arista

  • Image for Matchbox Twenty

    Matchbox Twenty She's So Mean

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Mickey & Sylvia

    Mickey & Sylvia Love Is Strange

    Dirty Dancing O.S.T. (Various Artists), RCA, 106

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE COLLECTION" (Rhino) out now

    • Image for Vangelis

      Vangelis Conquest Of Paradise

      (CD Single), East West Records

  • Image for Evelyn

    Evelyn "Champagne" King Love Come Down

    Essential Works Of Evelyn Champagne K, RCA

  • Image for Gary Moore

    Gary Moore and Phil Lynott Parisienne Walkways

    Emerald Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Smart Move Records)

  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs I Never Loved You Anyway

    Talk On Corners (Special Edition), Atlantic/143 Records

  • Image for Ben Montague

    Ben Montague Another Hard Fall

    (CD Single), BM Music

  • Image for Madness

    Madness House Of Fun

    Madness - Divine Madness, Virgin


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