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06/02/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 February 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

39 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Roxy Music

      Roxy Music Virginia Plain

      Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield I Only Want To Be With You

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf

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

  • Image for Des’ree

    Des’ree You Gotta Be

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for The Robert Cray Band

    The Robert Cray Band A Memo

    (CD Single), Provogue Records, 1

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Ooh La La

    Driving Rock Ballads (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Boy Meets Girl

    Boy Meets Girl Waiting For A Star To Fall

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "ALL THAT ECHOES" (Reprise) out 4th March

  • Image for Shirley & Company

    Shirley & Company Shame Shame Shame

    The Originals (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Mr Rock & Roll

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Lester's Library from the album "Dancing On The Gallows" (self released) Out 25th Feburary

    • Image for Rose's Pawn Shop

      Rose's Pawn Shop Danger Behind The Wheel

      Dancing On The Gallows, Self Release

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Love Song

    Higher, Warner Bros, 1

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Joan Jett

    Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Love Rock 'n' Roll

    Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll, Blackheart

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Where Are We Now?

    (CD Single), ISO Records

  • Image for Chris Montez

    Chris Montez The More I See You

    This Is Easy (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole Wild Women Do

    Pretty Woman - Soundtrack, EMI

  • Image for Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin Please Don't Say You Love Me

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Change The World

    Pause For Thought

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for Squeeze

    Squeeze Up The Junction

    Big Squeeze: The Very Best Of Squeeze, Universal/A&M

  • Image for Bastille

    Bastille Pompeii

    (CD Single), Virgin Records

  • Image for Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk The Model

    Into The Eighties (Various Artists), Columbia

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ONE AND ONE IS ONE" (Dandelion) suggested by Deepinder Cheema, in Birmingham

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It

    Little Richard - British Hit Singles, Ace

  • Image for Grover Washington, Jr.

    Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers Just The Two Of Us

    Bill Withers - Greatest Hits, CBS

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for The Trammps

    The Trammps Hold Back The Night

    (Single), Buddah Records, 14

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for Dixie Chicks

    Dixie Chicks Not Ready To Make Nice

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for The Walker Brothers

    The Walker Brothers The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

    The Best Of, Fontana, 3

  • Image for Toploader

    Toploader Turn It Around

    (CD Single), Underdogs Management, 1

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis Land Of Confusion

    Genesis - Turn It On Again, Virgin

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

  • Image for Fatback Band

    Fatback Band I Found Lovin'

    The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Janet Kay

    Janet Kay Silly Games

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck Hi Ho Silver Lining

    The Greatest Hits Of 1967 (Various), EMI

  • Lester's Library from the album "HAUNTED BY YOU" (MPress Records) Out 25th Feburary

    • Image for Rachael Sage

      Rachael Sage California

      Haunted By You, MPress Records

  • Image for Train

    Train Mermaid

    California 37, Columbia, 1

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