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19/02/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 19 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 Small Faces

    Small Faces Lazy Sunday

    The Greatest Hits Of 1968, Premier

  • Image for Arlissa

    Arlissa Sticks & Stones

    (CD Single), London Records, 1

  • Image for Fairground Attraction

    Fairground Attraction Perfect

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Healing Hands

    Perfect Day (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Bastille

    Bastille Pompeii

    (CD Single), Virgin Records

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra The Diary Of Horace Wimp

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Atomic

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "AMERICAN SOUL" (Atco) out now

    • Image for Mick Hucknall

      Mick Hucknall Turn Back The Hands Of Time

      (CD Single), SimplyRed.com, 1

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing

    (Single), Vertigo, 5

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE" (RCA) out now

    • Image for P!nk

      P!nk Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker Fire It Up

    Fire It Up, Sony Music

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone Ain't Got No, I Got Life

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Rock With You

    Michael Jackson - History, Epic

  • Image for Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper I Drove All Night

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

  • Image for Jake Bugg

    Jake Bugg Lightning Bolt

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for John Paul Young

    John Paul Young Love Is In The Air

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Youssou N'Dour

    Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry 7 Seconds

    Love - 38 All Time Love Classics, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Miss 600

    Miss 600 Hello

    (CD Single), Membran, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "VAULT: THE GREATEST HITS 1980 - 1995" (Mercury) suggested by Barry Osner in Blackpool

    • Image for Def Leppard

      Def Leppard When Love and Hate Collide

      Vault, Mercury, 9

  • Image for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and Martha Reeves Jimmy Mack

    Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Traveling Wilburys

    Traveling Wilburys End Of The Line

    Traveling Wilburys Vol.1, Wilbury

  • Image for Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls Of Fire

    The Essential One & Only Jerry Lee Le, Trax Records

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Steely Dan

    Steely Dan FM (No Static At All)

    A Decade Of Steely Dan, MCA

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Because We Can

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Yazoo

    Yazoo Only You

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia

  • Image for Bobby Vee

    Bobby Vee Take Good Care Of My Baby

    The Best Of Bobby Vee, Liberty

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Love Song

    Higher, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "ALL THAT ECHOES" (Reprise) out 25th Feb

  • Image for Robert Plant

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Please Read The Letter

    (CD Single), Rounder Records

  • Image for Marshall Hain

    Marshall Hain Dancing In The City

    (Single), Harvest

  • Image for The Wailers

    The Wailers and Bob Marley & The Wailers Three Little Birds

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "BROTHER" (ACP) out 25th March

  • Image for The Tams

    The Tams Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

    The Classic Soul Years - 1964 (Vario, Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin Please Don't Say You Love Me

    (CD Single), Parlophone

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