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Each Bulb Lime

3 hours, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 06 May 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

43 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Cher

      Cher Believe

      Love Songs - 39 All Time Love Classic, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing

    (Single), Vertigo, 5

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Everything You Didn't Do

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Aswad

    Aswad Don't Turn Around

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Love You Inside Out

    The Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker I Come In Peace

    (CD Single), Sony Music, 1

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone Feelin' Good

    Sex And The City (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Mad World

    Tears For Fears - Tears Roll Down, Fontana

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "HEARTTHROB" (Warner)

  • Image for Van Halen

    Van Halen Why Can't This Be Love

    Life In The Fast Lane (Various), Telstar

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "ENTER 4" (Hjaltalin)

  • Image for Michael Ball

    Michael Ball Fight The Fight

    (CD Single), Union Square, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Elton John

      Elton John and Kiki Dee Don't Go Breaking My Heart

      Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Running Up That Hill

    Kate Bush - The Whole Story, EMI

  • Image for fun.

    fun. All Alone

    Some Nights, Fueled By Ramen, 1

  • Image for Gene Pitney

    Gene Pitney 24 Hours From Tulsa

    The Love Songs Of Burt Bacharach, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Fergus Sings The Blues

    Deacon Blue- Our Town (Greatest Hits), Columbia

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Soothe My Soul

    Delta Machine, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Runnin' Down A Dream

    Tom Petty - Greatest Hits, MCA

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "A" (Polydor) out 13th May

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Never Forget

    Now That's What I Call Music 1995 (Various Artists), Now

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY suggested by Dawn Markwell in Saffron, Walden

    • Image for Falco

      Falco Rock Me Amadeus

      25 Years Of No.1 Hits (Various), Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me

    (CD Single), ZYX Music, 2

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Home

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Propaganda

      Propaganda Duel

      A Secret Wish - Propaganda, ZTT, 12

  • Image for Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol Chasing Cars

    (CD Single), Fiction

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

    Featured Artist: Pharrell Williams.

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher

    Midnight Soul (Various Artists), Music Club

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Let Her Go

    (CD Single), Nettwerk, 1

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie The Jean Genie

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Gladys Knight

    Gladys Knight and The Pips Baby Don't Change Your Mind

    Gladys Knight & The Pips - Singles Al, Pro-Tv

  • Image for Stooshe

    Stooshe Slip

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Heart

    Pet Shop Boys - Discography, EMI

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Cherry Cherry

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • Image for Dido

    Dido End Of Night

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Silenced By The Night

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • HOUR 4

    • Image for T. Rex

      T. Rex 20th Century Boy

      Tanx + Zinc Alloy, Edsel, 009

  • Image for Nu Shooz

    Nu Shooz I Can't Wait

    Club Classics From The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Primal Scream

    Primal Scream It's Alright, It's OK

    (CD Single), Ignition, 1

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Memphis Tennessee

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, Music Club


  • Image for Linda Carr

    Linda Carr and Linda Carr & The Love Squad Highwire

    The Best Disco In Town (Various), Disky

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1


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