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10/09/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 10 September 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 James Brown

      James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)

      Hits Of ... 65 & 66 (Vol.1), Polydor

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Papa Don't Preach

    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 4

  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack When My Little Girl Is Smiling

    (CD Single), Carrack-UK Records, 1

  • Image for Bob Seger

    Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band Mainstreet

    Greatest Hits, Capitol

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Skinny Genes

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Script

    The Script and will.i. am Hall Of Fame

    #3 (Deluxe Edition), Sony

  • Image for Goo Goo Dolls

    Goo Goo Dolls Iris

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records

  • Image for The 5th Dimension

    The 5th Dimension Wedding Bell Blues

    (Single), Liberty

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "HIGHER" (Warner) out 1st October

    • Image for The Overtones

      The Overtones Loving The Sound

      (CD Single), Island Records, 1

  • Image for The Motors

    The Motors Airport

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

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles I Got A Woman

    Best Of The 50's (Various Artists), Disky

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LA FUTURA" (Mercury) out today

    • Image for ZZ Top

      ZZ Top I Gotsta Get Paid

  • Image for fun.

    fun. Some Nights

    Some Nights, Atlantic

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Stevie Wonder

      Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours

      You've Got Mail (Film S/Track), Warner Sunset/Atlantic

  • Image for Fiction Factory

    Fiction Factory (Feels Like) Heaven

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

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku So Wonderful

    I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and The Attractions I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Johnnie Allan

    Johnnie Allan The Promised Land

    Alligator Stomp Vol. 1 (Various), Rhino

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Tower Of Song

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Sorrow

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Stuck

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis I Can't Dance

    Genesis - Turn It On Again, Virgin

  • Image for Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Bob Marley & The Wailers and Bob Marley Could You Be Loved

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Georgie Fame

    Georgie Fame and Blue Flames Get Away

    20 Beat Classics, Polydor

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CIRCLE GAME" (Rhino) suggested by Bob MacDonald in Hampshire

    • Image for Tom Rush

      Tom Rush No Regrets

      Circle Game, Rhino

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Bright Lights Bigger City

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Gloria Gaynor

      Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive

      Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Eddie Cochran

    Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else

    The Eddie Cochran Story, EMI, 16

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Read All About It (Part III)

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Edison Lighthouse

    Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Image for Billy Griffin

    Billy Griffin Hold Me Tighter In The Rain

    Soul Brothers (Various Artists), Warner Strategic Marketi

  • Image for Ren Harvieu

    Ren Harvieu Do Right By Me

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for The O'Jays

    The O'Jays Back Stabbers

    The Ultimate Sound Of Philadelphia, Columbia

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ELYSIUM" (Parlophone) out today

  • Image for Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson When I Think Of You

    Janet Jackson - Design Of A Decade, A&M, 7

  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies Stop Stop Stop

    The Hollies, EMI, 24

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE RECIPE OF LIFE" (Absolute)

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega Marlene On The Wall

    The Best Of Suzanne Vega, A&M

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen Good Time

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

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