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Swan Shade

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 August 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 Dionne Warwick

    Dionne Warwick Do You Know The Way To San Jose?

    The Love Songs Of Burt Bacharach, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Florida Georgia Line

    Florida Georgia Line and Nelly Cruise

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Badly Drawn Boy

    Badly Drawn Boy All Possibilities

    (CD Single), Twisted Nerve

  • Image for Boney M.

    Boney M. Sunny

    The Magic Of Boney M, Sony BMG, 14

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake Take Back The Night

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Nick Lowe

    Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 9

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones The Last Time

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

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

  • Image for King

    King Love & Pride

    The Ultimate Eighties (Various), Hit Records

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "TALL TALL SHADOWS" (Secret City Records) out 9th September

    • Image for Basia Bulat

      Basia Bulat Tall Tall Shadows

      Tall Tall Shadows, Secret City Records

  • Image for Pilot

    Pilot Magic

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll Vol.2 (1974), Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle and Melanie C Loving You

    (CD Single), Absolute, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Glenn Frey

      Glenn Frey The Heat Is On

      Beverly Hills Cop (S/Track), MCA

  • Image for The Marvelettes

    The Marvelettes Please Mr Postman

    Marvelettes-Compact Command Performan, Motown, 3

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Right Place, Right Time

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for A Flock of Seagulls

    A Flock of Seagulls Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)

    Electric Dreams (Various Artists), Virgin, 6

  • Image for Jon Secada

    Jon Secada Just Another Day

    The Love Album (CD 2) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson Radiate

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald Night & Day

    The Incomparable Ella, Polydor

  • Image for Alice Cooper

    Alice Cooper Poison

    Free Spirit (Various Artists), Columbia, 7

  • Image for Janelle Monáe

    Janelle Monáe Dance Apocalyptic

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Every Breath You Take

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the album "PAUL HARDCASTLE" (Chrysalis) suggested by Andrea in Sandbach, Cheshire

  • Image for Lindisfarne

    Lindisfarne Meet Me On The Corner

    The Best Of Lindisfarne, Virgin

  • Image for Huey Lewis and the News

    Huey Lewis and the News and The News Do You Believe In Love

    It's Only Rock 'n' Roll... (Various), EMI

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White You're The First, The Last, My Everything

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Show Me The Wonder

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Platters

    The Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television, 3

  • Image for Neil Young

    Neil Young Only Love Can Break Your Heart

    After The Gold Rush, Reprise, 3

  • Image for Shane Filan

    Shane Filan Everything To Me

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • Image for Hothouse Flowers

    Hothouse Flowers Don't Go

    Emerald Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

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

    • Image for UB40

      UB40 Getting Over The Storm

      Getting Over The Storm, Virgin, 3

  • Image for Yvonne Elliman

    Yvonne Elliman If I Can't Have You

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Somebody Told Me

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Apache

    The Shadows - First 20 Years At The T, EMI

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "BACK TO BOOMTOWN: CLASSIC RATS HITS" (Virgin EMI) out 9th September

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads And She Was

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Kodaline

    Kodaline Brand New Day

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

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