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03/01/2013

Duration:
3 hours, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 03 January 2013

The Best Time of the Day show with Alex, jam-packed with an eclectic mix of music and hilarious chat, plus Record and Album of the Week, Lester's Library and Pause for Thought.

Music Played

39 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Robert Palmer

      Robert Palmer Mercy Mercy Me / I Want You

      Now 19 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole Pink Cadillac

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley The Girl Of My Best Friend

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Faith Hill

    Faith Hill There You'll Be

    (CD Single), Warner Bros.

  • Image for Jools Holland

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

    The Golden Age Of Song, Rhino

  • Image for R. Dean Taylor

    R. Dean Taylor There's A Ghost In My House

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for Orange Juice

    Orange Juice Rip It Up

    Rip It Up (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for The Righteous Brothers

    The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

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

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "SIGNAL FIRE" (Zero One) out February 18th

  • Image for Strawberry Switchblade

    Strawberry Switchblade Since Yesterday

    Strawberry Switchblade, Warner Bros

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly It Doesn't Matter Anymore

    Very Best Of Buddy Holly & The Cricke, Universal Music Tv

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Dr. Feelgood

    Dr. Feelgood Milk & Alcohol

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Just Be

    Fall To Grace, Sony

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Sunny Afternoon

    Face To Face (Deluxe Edition), Sanctuary, 13

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Loud And Clear

    Right Place Right Time, Sony, 3

  • Image for Lisa Stansfield

    Lisa Stansfield This Is The Right Time

    (CD Single), Arista, 6

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Half The World Away

    Definitely Maybe - B-Sides & Extra Tracks, Big Brother Records, 016

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Shake The Tree

    Pause For Thought

    (CD Single), 157 Records

  • Image for Odyssey

    Odyssey Native New Yorker

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy

    Led Zeppelin - Latter Days, Atlantic

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SANDY" (Island) suggested by Greg Avery, Southampton

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Elton John

      Elton John I'm Still Standing

      Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Two Can Have A Party

    United, Tamla Motown, 1

  • Image for Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen Miss Marlene

    Sunken Condos, Reprise, 007

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

    The Very Best Of Meatloaf, Virgin

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics Here Comes The Rain Again

    Eurythmics - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall I'd Rather Go Blind

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com

  • Image for Mari Wilson

    Mari Wilson Just What I Always Wanted

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll: 1982 (Va), Connoisseur

  • Image for Ten Sharp

    Ten Sharp You

    Ten Sharp, Columbia

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Image for Rodney Franklin

    Rodney Franklin The Groove

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1980, Connoisseur

  • Image for Corinne Bailey Rae

    Corinne Bailey Rae Trouble Sleeping

    (CD Single), EMI

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "INNOCENT VICTIM" (Sanctuary)

  • Image for Lou Reed

    Lou Reed Perfect Day

    Lou Reed - NYC Man, BMG

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