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A Cool Recipe

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 22 April 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 Midge Ure

      Midge Ure If I Was

      Electric Dreams (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Tusk

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

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet When I Was Your Girl

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for The Ronettes

    The Ronettes Walking In The Rain

    The Best Of The Ronettes, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Boz Scaggs

    Boz Scaggs Lido Shuffle

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Dido

    Dido End Of Night

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys California Girls

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI, 6

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde Kids In America

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "THE PURSUIT" (Island) out 20th May

    • Image for Jamie Cullum

      Jamie Cullum Everything You Didn't Do

      (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Def Leppard

    Def Leppard Animal

    Def Leppard - Hysteria, Phonogram

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "DESIRE LINES" (4AD) out 3rd June

  • Image for Johnny Hates Jazz

    Johnny Hates Jazz Magnetized

    (CD Single), Nova, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Coldplay

      Coldplay Viva La Vida

      Viva La Vida Or Death & All His Friends, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Cher

    Cher Just Like Jesse James

    Cher - The Greatest Hits, Wea/Universal

  • Image for Blue

    Blue Hurt Lovers

    (CD Single), Blueworld, 1

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Tired Of Being Alone

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for T’Pau

    T’Pau China In Your Hand

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for Tunde Baiyewu

    Tunde Baiyewu Diamond In A Rock

    (CD Single), Waking Dreams, 1

  • Image for Mary Wells

    Mary Wells My Guy

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper No More Mr Nice Guy

    Millennium Classic Rock Party (Various Artists), Rhino

  • Image for Bo Bruce

    Bo Bruce Save Me

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Picture Of You

    Hits Zone - The Best Of 97 (Various), Polygram Tv

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "NEWS OF THE WORLD" (EMI) suggested by Tony Forrest in Blackwood, Caerphilly

    • Image for Queen

      Queen Sleeping on the sidewalk

      News of the Word, EMI, 8

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 and Chrissie Hynde Breakfast In Bed

    Now 13, Part 1 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Searchers

    The Searchers Sugar & Spice

    The Searchers, MFP

  • Image for Eagle‐Eye Cherry

    Eagle‐Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artists, Elektra

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Blur

      Blur Parklife

      (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Booker Newberry III

    Booker Newberry III Love Town

    100 Dance Hits Of The Eighties, Connoisseur

  • Image for Agnetha Fältskog

    Agnetha Fältskog When You Really Loved Someone

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor Murder On The Dancefloor

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Fool For Your Loving

    Whitesnake - The Best Of Whitesnake, Geffen

  • Image for Emma Stevens

    Emma Stevens Once

    Dreaming Trees E.P., Rising Tide Music, 1

  • Image for Bill Withers

    Bill Withers Lean On Me

    Nightlife II (Various Artists), Solitaire Collection

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "REGARDLESS" (Fulfil) out 29th April

    • Image for Thea Gilmore

      Thea Gilmore Love Came Looking For Me

      (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Matt Bianco

    Matt Bianco Don't Blame It On That Girl

    The Best Of Matt Bianco, East West Records

  • Image for Buffalo Springfield

    Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth

    Buffalo Springfield, Atlantic

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "LENNON BERMUDA" (Freisenbruch Brannon) out May 20th

  • Image for The Style Council

    The Style Council Shout To The Top

    Billy Elliot O.S.T. - Various Artists, Polydor

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me

    (CD Single), ZYX Music, 2


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