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21/02/2013

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 21 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

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Meat Loaf

      Meat Loaf I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

      Now 1993 - The Millennium Series, Castle

  • Image for Althea & Donna

    Althea & Donna Uptown Top Ranking

    Rhythm Of The Sun (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Army Of Two

    Right Place Right Time, Sony, 1

  • Image for The Blow Monkeys

    The Blow Monkeys Digging Your Scene

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

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Blackberry Way

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

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars When I Was Your Man

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Fontella Bass

    Fontella Bass Rescue Me

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • 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 First Choice

    First Choice Armed & Extremely Dangerous

    The Best Disco In Town (Various), EMI

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the EP, "A SHADE OF ORANGE" (Orthophonic Sound Recordings) out now

    • Image for Nick Capaldi

      Nick Capaldi Stanley Arms Brigade

      A Shade Of Orange EP, Orthophonic Sound Recordings

  • Image for Fiction Factory

    Fiction Factory (Feels Like) Heaven

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

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Because We Can

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Tears for Fears

      Tears for Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World

      Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 4

  • Image for Candi Staton

    Candi Staton Nights On Broadway

    Bee Gees Songbook (Various Artists), Connoisseur

  • Image for Arlissa

    Arlissa Sticks & Stones

    (CD Single), London Records, 1

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Sometimes

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Modjo

    Modjo Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

    Now 47 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin Please Don't Say You Love Me

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Tanita Tikaram

    Tanita Tikaram Good Tradition

    The Best Of Tanita Tikaram, East West Records

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Everyday

    B.Holly & The Crickets -20 Golden Gre, MCA

  • Image for Ron Sexsmith

    Ron Sexsmith Snake Road

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for Level 42

    Level 42 Lessons In Love

    Now That's What I Call Music '86, Now

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY FROM THE CD, "VIOLATOR" (Mute) SUGGESTED BY VICKY MOOREHOUSE IN SKELMERSDALE

    • Image for Depeche Mode

      Depeche Mode World In My Eyes

      (CD Single), Mute Records

  • Image for P.P. Arnold

    P.P. Arnold The First Cut Is The Deepest

    Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • Image for Andrew Gold

    Andrew Gold Never Let Her Slip Away

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

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for The Cure

      The Cure Friday I'm In Love

      True Brit (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Gloria Gaynor

    Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker Fire It Up

    Fire It Up, Sony Music

  • Image for Orange Juice

    Orange Juice Rip It Up

    Rip It Up (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Mott the Hoople

    Mott the Hoople Roll Away The Stone

    Mott The Hoople - Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for Andy Grammer

    Andy Grammer Keep Your Head Up

    Andy Grammer, S-Curve, 1

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 Homely Girl

    The Very Best Of UB40 1980-2000, Virgin

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK FROM THE FORTHCOMING CD, "ALL THAT ECHOES" (REPRISE) OUT 25TH FEB

    • Image for Josh Groban

      Josh Groban Below The Line

      All That Echoes, Reprise, 5

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Oh Diane

    Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits, Warner Bros

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart The Motown Song

    Rod Stewart - Vagabond Heart, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Shirelles

    The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow

    Memories ... Are Made Of This, Dino

  • .LESTER'S LIBRARY from the LP, "Let It All In" (PIAS) out now

    • Image for I Am Kloot

      I Am Kloot Some Better Day

      Let It All In, Pias

  • Image for The Manhattan Transfer

    The Manhattan Transfer Tuxedo Junction

    (Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Daylight

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

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