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22/01/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 22 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

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Van Morrison

      Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl

      The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure A Little Respect

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Imperfections

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Alannah Myles

    Alannah Myles Black Velvet

    Red Hot Metal (Various Artists), Dover Records

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Tusk

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 13

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "GIRL WHO GOT AWAY" (RCA) out 4th March

    • Image for Dido

      Dido No Freedom

      (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams You Know Me

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Deee-Lite

    Deee-Lite Groove Is In The Heart

    Bez's Manchester Anthems (Various Artists), Warner Music TV

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Mercury Records)

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon Mother & Child Reunion

    The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 1), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Shake The Tree

    Pause For Thought

    (CD Single), 157 Records

  • Image for The Tams

    The Tams Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy

    (Single), Stateside

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Never Knew Your Name

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 2

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Supertramp

      Supertramp The Logical Song

      The Very Best Of Supertramp, A&M

  • Image for Halo James

    Halo James Could Have Told You So

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

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Clown

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees I'm A Believer

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold, 7

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Set Fire To The Rain

    21, XL, 5

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Back In Your Arms Again

    In Time, Decca

  • Image for The O'Jays

    The O'Jays I Love Music

    The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Berlin

    Berlin Take My Breath Away

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Al Lewis

    Al Lewis Make A Little Room

    Battles, ALM

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SUPER TROUPER" (Polydor) suggested by Ray Kew, Reading

    • Image for ABBA

      ABBA The Piper

      Super Trouper, Polydor

  • Image for Johnny Tillotson

    Johnny Tillotson Poetry In Motion

    60's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold

  • Image for ZZ Top

    ZZ Top Viva Las Vegas

    American Dream (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Soft Cell

    Soft Cell Tainted Love

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artists, Telstar

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Jane Wiedlin

      Jane Wiedlin Rush Hour

      Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Ram Jam

    Ram Jam Black Betty

    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM Don't Save Me

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Everything Counts

    Depeche Mode - The Singles 1981-1985, Mute Records

  • Image for Love and Theft

    Love and Theft Runnin' Out Of Air

    Love And Theft, RCA Nashville

  • Image for Quartz

    Quartz and Dina Carroll It's Too Late

    The Crying Game (Various Artists), Mercury

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "TALES OF FLYING AND FALLING" (Nusic Sounds) out now

  • Image for Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones and Dune Ai No Corrida

    Hits Of 1981 & 1982 (Various Artists, Polydor

  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs Breathless

    (CD Single), 141records/Lava/Atlantic

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Image for The Overlanders

    The Overlanders Michelle

    This Is My Song - Love Songs Of The 6, Old Gold

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "HUMAN AGAIN" (Mom & Pop Records) out now

  • Image for Pluto Shervington

    Pluto Shervington Dat

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

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