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Ramble Report

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 November 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
  • Image for Level 42

    Level 42 Lessons In Love

    Now That's What I Call Music '86, Now

  • Image for Wilson Phillips

    Wilson Phillips Hold On

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle When You Were My Girl

    (CD Single), Absolute

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc The Things We Do For Love

    The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier

  • Image for The Darkness

    The Darkness I Believe In A Thing Called Love

    The Darkness - Permission To Land, Atlantic

  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack That's All That Matters To Me

    (CD Single), Carrack-UK, 001

  • Image for Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole Pink Cadillac

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Mayer Hawthorne

    Mayer Hawthorne The Stars Are Ours

    (CD Single), Island, 001

  • Image for The Jacksons

    The Jacksons Can You Feel It

    Fantastic 80's Go For It! - Various, Parlophone

  • Image for John Legend

    John Legend All Of Me

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Modern Romance

    Modern Romance Best Years Of Our Lives

    The Platinum Collection, Rhino

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys and Example Thursday

    (CD Single), x2 Recordings, 001

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney Back In The USSR (Live At Maida Vale)

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know

    Galore - The Best Of Kirsty MacColl, Virgin

  • Image for Texas

    Texas Dry Your Eyes

    The Conversation, Pias Recordings, 001

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow The First Cut Is The Deepest

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for C.W. McCall

    C.W. McCall Convoy

    The No.1 Country Album (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Anthem For A Lost Cause

    Rewind The Film, Columbia, 7

  • Image for Tanita Tikaram

    Tanita Tikaram Good Tradition

    The Best Of Tanita Tikaram, East West Records

  • Image for Rocky Burnette

    Rocky Burnette Tired Of Toein' The Line

    The Sound Of The Seventies (Various Artists), Warner Music TV

  • Image for Shanice

    Shanice I Love Your Smile

    (CD Single), Motown

  • Image for George Clinton

    George Clinton Atomic Dog

    Music Club

  • Image for The Chiffons

    The Chiffons He's So Fine

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll 1963 (Vol 2), Connoisseur

  • Image for Alfie Boe

    Alfie Boe Keep Me In Your Heart

    (CD Single), Decca, 001

  • Image for U2

    U2 Pride (In The Name Of Love)

    U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990, Island, 1

  • Image for Vicki Sue Robinson

    Vicki Sue Robinson Turn The Beat Around

    American Dreams (The Best Of The 70's, RCA

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow Let Me Go

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Rave On

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer Johnny & Mary

    The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, EMI

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore Beautiful Day

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records

  • Image for The Whispers

    The Whispers It's A Love Thing

    The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Céline Dion

    Céline Dion Unfinished Songs

  • Image for Ram Jam

    Ram Jam Black Betty

    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • Image for One Direction

    One Direction Story Of My Life

    (CD Single), Syco Music

  • Image for The Angels

    The Angels My Boyfriend's Back

    Hit Girls Of The Sixties, Pickwick

  • Image for The Hush Sound

    The Hush Sound Not a Stranger

    Viaduct Promotions

  • Image for Five Star

    Five Star System Addict

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Right Said Fred

    Right Said Fred I'm Too Sexy

    Right Said Fred - Up, Tug Records

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