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Richard Allinson sits in

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 January 2013

Aspirin? Check. Splitting headache? Check. Pile of awesome rock records to play? Check! Richard Allinson gets your New Year's Day off to the best possible start. It's a new year, a fresh new page to write on, a blank canvas on which to paint. Let us know what's on the slate for 2013?

Music Played

30 items
  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Get It On

    Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea I Can Hear Your Heartbeat

    The Best Of Chris Rea, East West Records

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Here With Me

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Tired Of Waiting For You

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv, 6

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. Losing My Religion

    R.E.M. - Out Of Time, Warner Bros

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Africa

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Image for Average White Band

    Average White Band Pick Up The Pieces

    The Best Of The Average White Band, Hit Label

  • Image for Alexander O'Neal

    Alexander O'Neal Criticize

    Hits Album 7 (Various Artists), Hits, 9

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Everyday

    B.Holly & The Crickets -20 Golden Gre, MCA

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Turning Tables

    21, XL, 3

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur Impossible

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen

    Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man, Imp Records, 4

  • Image for Sting

    Sting Seven Days

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson Shoulder To Shoulder

    Heaven, Sony

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown

    Heartbeats - 18 Great Love Songs, Solitaire Collection

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer State Of Independence

    Club Tropicana (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer Johnny & Mary

    The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, EMI

  • Image for Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen Miss Marlene

    Sunken Condos, Reprise, 007

  • Image for Third World

    Third World Now That We've Found Love

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist), Virgin

  • Image for Gladys Knight

    Gladys Knight and The Pips Baby Don't Change Your Mind

    Gladys Knight & The Pips - Singles Al, Pro-Tv

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Philadelphia Freedom

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Spandau Ballet

    Spandau Ballet To Cut A Long Story Short

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

  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Abracadabra

    The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Ban, Arcade Records

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Strange Magic

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Robert Vincent

    Robert Vincent Life In Easy Steps

    (CD Single), DB Industries

  • Image for The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy Something For The Weekend

    Fresh Hits 96 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Little L

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rabbi Pete Tobias, of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree.

    Today is, as I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you, the first day of the new year. According to the rabbis of the Mishnah, Judaism’s first major book of regulation and discussion, there are four new years. And none of them falls today.

    The next one will happen in about four weeks time, the next time the moon is full. This is called the New Year for Trees, it’s a celebration in anticipation of the arrival of spring. The second recalls when, in the Ancient Near East, the first new moon of the spring was the occasion to welcome the King to another year of his reign. Five months later came an even more obscure new year, which appears to have been for cows, when they all got counted for tithing purposes. The next new moon after that is the big one, Rosh ha-Shanah, the head of the year.

    With all those new years, it’s hard to get excited about January 1st. And in truth, January 1st is a strange kind of day. Many of us stayed up last night to welcome the New Year at midnight, so today really is the morning after the night before.

    When it comes to the Jewish New Year we don’t stay up late in the night to welcome it. Jewish days start at sunset, so we welcome our New Year’s Day in the early evening. And we don’t link arms and sing Auld Lang Syne; we enter a period of reflection, looking back at our deeds and our failings of the past year and promising to improve ourselves and our lives in the year ahead.

    Not a bad thought for the morning of January 1st, maybe. And also worth sharing the words of the blessing with which Jews welcome the new year and any special occasion: ‘We praise you Eternal One, ruler of the universe, You have kept us alive, sustained us and enabled us to reach this time’. May we be grateful for this new year, and may we use it well.


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