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Darker Side of the Moon

3 hours, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 August 2013

As R2's celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon', Alex looks at OTHER Dark Side's. This includes an exclusive interview with Medicine Head's John Fiddler, who released the original 'Dark Side of The Moon' and a special one-off game of 'Dark Side of The Buffoon'.

Music Played

45 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Tom Petty

      Tom Petty I Won't Back Down

      Tom Petty - Anthology, MCA

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys California Girls

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

  • Image for Booker T. & Jay James

    Booker T. & Jay James Broken Heart

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Summerfling

    (CD Single), Warner Bros.

  • Image for Anita Baker

    Anita Baker Sweet Love

    Soul Searching (Various Artists), Elektra

  • Image for Travis

    Travis Moving

    (CD Single), Red Telephone Box, 1

  • Image for Odyssey

    Odyssey Inside Out

    Happy Together, Big Break Records, 008

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD "IN A TIDAL WAVE OF MYSTERY" (Capitol) out 23rd September

  • 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 Cream

    Cream Badge

    The Greatest Hits Of 1969, Premier


    • Image for Easy Star All-Stars & Sluggy Ranks

      Easy Star All-Stars & Sluggy Ranks Speak to Me / Breathe (In the Air)

      Dub Side of the Moon, Easy Star Records, 001

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Lucky Star

    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 5

  • Image for Emma Stevens

    Emma Stevens A Place Called You

    (CD Single), Rising Tide Music, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Chic

      Chic Everybody Dance

      The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra, Columbia

  • Image for Michelle Branch

    Michelle Branch and Santana The Game Of Love

    (CD Single), Arista

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers Summer Breeze

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Tom Odell

    Tom Odell Grow Old With Me

    Long Way Down, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band and Bob Seger Hollywood Nights

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Love Story

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds Blood Diamonds

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Is This Love

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet Love Resurrection

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia

  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops Baby I Need Your Lovin'

    The Four Tops - The Ultimate Collecti, Motown

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the "TRUE BELIEVER" (Capitol) as suggested by Tony

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes

    My Aim Is True, Edsel, 3

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Home Again

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Adam Ant

      Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes

      Wave Party (Various Artists), Columbia, 15

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay The Hardest Part

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Bob Marley & The Wailers Could You Be Loved

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle and Melanie C Loving You

    (CD Single), Absolute, 1

  • Image for Amii Stewart

    Amii Stewart Friends

    Love Bites & School Nites (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea Looking For The Summer

    (CD Single), East West Records

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "GETTING OVER THE STORM" (Universal / Virgin) out 2nd September

    • Image for UB40

      UB40 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

      (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Completely

    (CD Single), Grandmono, 1

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Think

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Show Me The Wonder

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Chaka Khan

    Chaka Khan I'm Every Woman

    The Best Of Chaka Khan, Warner E.S.P.


  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Stars

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • HOUR 4

  • Image for Alistair Griffin, Leddra Chapman & Grimethorpe Colliery Band

    Alistair Griffin, Leddra Chapman & Grimethorpe Colliery Band The One

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Dancing In The Dark

    Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits, Columbia

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Right Place, Right Time

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Interview with John Fiddler

  • Image for Katie Melua

    Katie Melua I Will Be There

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 2


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