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06/11/2012

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 06 November 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 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

      Originals 2 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Jane Wiedlin

    Jane Wiedlin Rush Hour

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Meredith Brooks

    Meredith Brooks Bitch

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Slade

    Slade Gudbuy T'Jane

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "TAKE ME HOME" (Syco) out 12th November

  • Image for Cream

    Cream Strange Brew

    The Greatest Hits Of 1967 (Various), EMI

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain Forever And For Always

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey Ride

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Red Light Spells Danger

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BRAZILIAN LOVE AFFAIR" (SoulMusic)

  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha The Living Daylights

    The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa, EMI, 11

  • Image for Josephine

    Josephine Original Love

    (CD Single), Ruby Works

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Respect

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Divinyls

    Divinyls I Touch Myself

    Hard 2 Get Hits - Various Artists, Disky

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours

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

  • Image for Aerosmith

    Aerosmith What Could Have Been Love

    Music From Another Dimension, Sony, 1

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 4

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Have A Nice Day

    Now 49 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Beth Hart

    Beth Hart Bang Bang Boom Boom

    (CD Single), Provogue

  • Image for Blancmange

    Blancmange Living On The Ceiling

    Blancmange Collection - Heaven Knows, Old Gold

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "NILS" (A&M) suggested by Alan Turner, Lytham St Annes

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Somebody Help Me

    The Godfathers Of Britpop, Polygram Tv, 2

  • Image for The Emotions

    The Emotions and Earth, Wind & Fire Boogie Wonderland

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

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for The Bangles

      The Bangles Manic Monday

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

  • Image for Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild

    Rock Anthems Volume 2 (Various), Dino

  • Image for Moya

    Moya Making Me Fall

    (CD Single), Four To One Records, 1

  • Image for Babybird

    Babybird You're Gorgeous

    This Year's Love (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis Jesus He Knows Me

    Genesis - Turn It On Again, Virgin

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Catch My Breath

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Chicago

    Chicago 25 Or 6 To 4

    (Single), CBS

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "AMERICAN SOUL" (Atlantic) out now

  • Image for Jean Michel Jarre

    Jean Michel Jarre Oxygene Part IV

    The Essential Jean-Michel Jarre, Polydor

  • Image for Soul II Soul

    Soul II Soul and Caron Wheeler Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Without You

    The Light Between Us, Epic, 1

  • Image for John Holt

    John Holt Help Me Make It Through The Night

    Misty Blue - Love Songs Of The 70's, Old Gold

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE LUMINEERS" (Decca) out now

  • Image for Wilson Pickett

    Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally

    Atlantic Rhythm & Blues - Vol 6: 1966, Atlantic

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