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Already Torn

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 17 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

40 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Dusty Springfield

      Dusty Springfield In The Middle Of Nowhere

      The Dusty Springfield Anthology, Mercury

  • Image for Terence Trent D'Arby

    Terence Trent D'Arby Dance Little Sister

    T.T.D'Arby - Introducing The Hardline, Columbia

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J It's My Party

    (CD Single), Lava Music, 1

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Heartache Tonight

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Night & Day

    The Frank Sinatra Collection, EMI

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

  • Image for Texas

    Texas In Demand

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for Starship

    Starship We Built This City

    Now 1985 (Various Artists), Now, 1

  • Image for Tom Odell

    Tom Odell Grow Old With Me

    Long Way Down, Columbia, 1

  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha Hunting High & Low

    A-Ha - Hunting High & Low, Warner Bros., 5

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "BLOODSPORTS" (Warner)

    • Image for Suede

      Suede For the Strangers

  • Image for Shocking Blue

    Shocking Blue Venus

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson Radiate

    (CD Single), Island

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for 10cc

      10cc The Things We Do For Love

      The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Supreme

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum You're Not The Only One

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Georgie Fame

    Georgie Fame and Blue Flames Yeh Yeh

    20 Beat Classics, Polydor

  • Image for Brenda Russell

    Brenda Russell Piano In The Dark

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Brighton Beach

    Time, Capitol, 1

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Paper Plane

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Ten Sharp

    Ten Sharp You

    Ten Sharp, Columbia

  • Image for BLAKE

    BLAKE So Happy

    (CD Single), Absolute, 1

  • Image for Stephanie Mills

    Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "CARL & THE PASSIONS...SO TOUGH" (Epic) suggested by Shane Fletcher

  • Image for Paul Young

    Paul Young Come Back & Stay

    Paul Young - From Time To Time, Columbia

  • Image for R. Dean Taylor

    R. Dean Taylor There's A Ghost In My House

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Lipps, Inc.

      Lipps, Inc. Funky Town

      And They Danced All Night, Debutante

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Domino

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Bonfire Heart

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson What Have You Done For Me Lately

    Janet Jackson - Design Of A Decade, A&M, 6

  • Image for Neil Young

    Neil Young Harvest Moon

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Rescue

    Boy Cried Wolf, BMG, 1

  • Image for Martha Reeves

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playin'

    Dancing In The Streets: Motown's Greatest Hits (Various Artists), Motown

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

    • Image for Elton John

      Elton John Oceans Away

      The Diving Board, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Real Gone Kid

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Rodney Franklin

    Rodney Franklin The Groove

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1980, Connoisseur

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Can't Keep It In

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the forthcoming CD, "THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS" (Warner)

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Picture Of You

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

  • Image for Michael Buble & Bryan Adams

    Michael Buble & Bryan Adams After All

    To Be Loved, Reprise, 1


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