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15/01/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 15 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

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Arthur Conley

      Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music

      Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Faith Hill

    Faith Hill This Kiss

    New Hits 99 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Never Knew Your Name

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 2

  • Image for Spandau Ballet

    Spandau Ballet To Cut A Long Story Short

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

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "I BELONG TO YOU" (Warner) out 11th February

    • Image for Emilia Mitiku

      Emilia Mitiku You're Not Right For Me

      I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Burning Love

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Tavares

    Tavares More Than A Woman

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM Don't Save Me

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Perry Como

    Perry Como Papa Loves Mambo

    The Best Of Cult Fiction (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Clown

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel It's Still Rock & Roll To Me

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "2112" (Mercury) out now

    • Image for Rush

      Rush The Temples of Syrinx

  • Image for Sixpence None the Richer

    Sixpence None the Richer Kiss Me

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

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles I Got A Woman

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

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Stone Cold Sober

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Image for Marilyn McCoo

    Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. You Don't Have To Be A Star

    I Hope We Get To Love In Time, Razor And Tie

  • Image for Big Country

    Big Country In A Big Country

    Without The Aid Of A Safety Net, EMI

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Shake The Tree

    Pause For Thought

    (CD Single), 157 Records

  • Image for Pretenders

    Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing

    The Pretenders - The Singles, WEA

  • Image for Freeez

    Freeez I.O.U.

    Club Classics From The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for JD McPherson

    JD McPherson Dimes For Nickels

    Signs & Signifiers, Rounder

  • Image for Michael Bolton

    Michael Bolton Time Love & Tenderness

    Michael Bolton - Greatest Hits 1985-1, Columbia

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY suggested by Rex Boyd, Northumbria

    • Image for Sailor

      Sailor A Glass Of Champagne

      The 70's: Back In The Groove - 1975, Time Life

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Rosanna

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Syreeta

    Syreeta Your Kiss Is Sweet

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.7 (Various), Motown

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Eurythmics

      Eurythmics There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

      The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Canned Heat

    Canned Heat Let's Work Together

    The Greatest Hits Of 1970 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Imperfections

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Sting

    Sting Fields Of Gold

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

  • Image for Mica Paris

    Mica Paris My One Temptation

    Heart & Soul - 40 Smooth Soul Grooves, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle Anyone Else

    (CD Single), Silva Screen

  • Image for The Byrds

    The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man

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

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE TREVOR NELSON COLLECTION" (Sony) out now

    • Image for Jade

      Jade Don't Walk Away

      New Jack Swing - Various Artists, Universal

  • Image for Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks Rooms On Fire

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Desperado

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "TO DUST" (TruThoughts) out February 25th

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Junior Murvin

    Junior Murvin Police And Thieves

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Flowers In The Rain

    Sunny Afternoon - Sound Of The 60's,V, Old Gold

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