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A Vowel Link

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 16 September 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

39 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Billy Ocean

      Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)

      Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy

    Led Zeppelin - Latter Days, Atlantic

  • Image for Capital Cities

    Capital Cities Safe And Sound

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Lisa Loeb

    Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories Stay (I Missed You)

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Robert Parker

    Robert Parker Barefootin'

    The 60's - Soul (Various Artists), Knight Records

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Holes

    (CD Single), Nettwerk Music Group, 1

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart

    Eurythmics - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe

    Afrodisiac (Various Artists), Universal Music Tv

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "NEW" (Virgin) out October 14th

  • Image for The Christians

    The Christians Forgotten Town

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John If Not For You

    The Greatest Hits Of 1971 (Various), Premier

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Deutsche Grammophon)

  • Image for Kathryn Williams

    Kathryn Williams Heart Shaped Stone

    (CD Single), One Little Indian, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Hue And Cry

      Hue And Cry Labour Of Love

      Now 24 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

    R.E.M. - Automatic For The People, Warner Bros

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Show Me The Wonder

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Respect

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Madeleine Peyroux

    Madeleine Peyroux You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

    (CD Single), Rounder Records

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams Lose Yourself To Dance

    Random Access Memories, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley The Girl Of My Best Friend

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Badfinger

    Badfinger Come & Get It

    Magic Christian Music By Badfinger, Apple

  • Image for Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon Wait For Me

    Mechanical Bull, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen The Fear

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "SCOTT" (Music Direct) suggested by John Fisher in Skelmersdale

  • Image for Europe

    Europe The Final Countdown

    The Very Best Of Power Ballads (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for The Manhattan Transfer

    The Manhattan Transfer Walk In Love

    (Single), Atlantic

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Secret

    Madonna - Bedtime Stories, Maverick, 15

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry Roar

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin Everybody Loves Somebody

    Dean Martin - The Collection, Castle

  • Image for Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol Chasing Cars

    (CD Single), Fiction

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban Below The Line

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Mai Tai

    Mai Tai Body & Soul

    (Single), Virgin, 3

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "THE DIVING BOARD" (Mercury) out now

    • Image for Elton John

      Elton John Home Again

      (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours

    You've Got Mail (Film S/Track), Warner Sunset/Atlantic

  • Image for Big Mountain

    Big Mountain Baby I Love Your Way

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Polydor)

  • Image for The 5th Dimension

    The 5th Dimension Wedding Bell Blues

    (Single), Liberty

  • Image for OneRepublic

    OneRepublic Counting Stars

    (CD Single), Sony


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