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01/01/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 January 2013

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

47 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Sheryl Crow

      Sheryl Crow All I Wanna Do

      The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Enola Gay

    Into The Eighties - Various Artists, Global Television, 3

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Do It Again

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald and Patti LaBelle On My Own

    Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom, Warner Bros

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Never Knew Your Name

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 2

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Back In Black

    Back In Black, Epic, 6

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Pack Up

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for The Justice Collective

    The Justice Collective He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

    (CD Single), Metropolis Recordings, 4

  • Image for John Oates

    John Oates and Daryl Hall Maneater

    Looking Back - The Best Of Hall & Oat, BMG

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "EARLY CLASSICS: MARVIN GAYE" (Motown)

    • Image for Marvin Gaye

      Marvin Gaye Little Darling (I Need You)

      Early Classics: Marvin Gaye, Motown

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp Breakfast In America

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Crowded House

    Crowded House It's Only Natural

    Crowded House - Recurring Dream, Capitol

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for George Benson

      George Benson Give Me The Night

      George Benson - The Very Best Of, Warner E.S.P., 1

  • Image for The La's

    The La's There She Goes

    Love - 38 All Time Love Classics, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson Shoulder To Shoulder

    Heaven, Sony

  • Image for Bad Company

    Bad Company Can't Get Enough

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes, 1

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Can't Get Used To Losing You

    The Best Love Songs...Ever! (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue On A Night Like This (The Abbey Road Sessions)

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 2

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin')

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Edison Lighthouse

    Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Fool For Your Loving

    Whitesnake - The Best Of Whitesnake, Geffen

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Just Be

    Fall To Grace, Sony

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "DARK HORSE" (Parlophone) suggested by Mitch Williams in Glasgow

  • Image for Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar Love Is A Battlefield

    The 80's Collection: 1984 (Various), Chrysalis

  • Image for Razorlight

    Razorlight Somewhere Else

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for King

      King Love & Pride

      The Ultimate Eighties (Various), Hit Records

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Denis

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé My Kind Of Love

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Bruce Hornsby

    Bruce Hornsby and Bruce Hornsby & The Range The Way It Is

    Life In The Fast Lane (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies One Week

    New Hits 99 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Respect

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Hometown

    (CD Single), Play It Again Sam UK, 1

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde Kids In America

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for McFadden & Whitehead

    McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

    Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for The Police

    The Police De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for Lucy May

    Lucy May Paper Heart

    (CD Single), Lola Records

  • Image for The Big Bopper

    The Big Bopper Chantilly Lace

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • HOUR 4

    • Image for Pilot

      Pilot January

      25 Years Of No.1 Hits Vol.3 (1974/19, Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Little Lies

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 6

  • Image for Badly Drawn Boy

    Badly Drawn Boy All Possibilities

    (CD Single), Twisted Nerve

  • Image for Jools Holland

    Jools Holland and Rumer Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive

    The Golden Age Of Song, Rhino

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BRYTER LAYTER" (Island)

  • Image for Dinah Washington

    Dinah Washington What A Difference A Day Made

    The Best Of Dinah Washington, Mercury

  • Image for The Sutherland Brothers Band

    The Sutherland Brothers Band and Quiver Arms Of Mary

    The Greatest Love Of All (Various), Old Gold

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