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Matchless Leaf

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 22 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

38 items
  • Image for Edwyn Collins

    Edwyn Collins A Girl Like You

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Sunday Girl

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold, 9

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Can't Stop Me Now

    (CD Single), Decca, 001

  • Image for Sam & Dave

    Sam & Dave Soul Man

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer Every Kinda People

    The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, EMI

  • Image for Dido

    Dido NYC

    (CD Single), RCA, 001

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Don't Tell Me

    (CD Single), Maverick, 16

  • Image for Luther Vandross

    Luther Vandross Never Too Much

    The Love Album (CD 1) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for John Newman

    John Newman Losing Sleep

    (CD Single), Island, 001

  • Image for Deep Purple

    Deep Purple Hush

    The Very Best Of, EMI, 1

  • Image for Queens of the Stone Age

    Queens of the Stone Age The Vampyre Of Time And Memory

    Like Clockwork, Matador, 001

  • Image for The Belle Stars

    The Belle Stars Sign Of The Times

    The Very Best Of The Belle Stars, Hit Label

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Love Will Save The Day

    (CD Single), Warner Music, 1

  • Image for Leo Sayer

    Leo Sayer and Meck Thunder In My Heart Again

    (CD Single), Free2air

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Anthem For A Lost Cause

    Rewind The Film, Columbia, 7

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Greatest Hits, Tamla Motown

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics Love Is A Stranger

    Eurythmics - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Agnetha Fältskog

    Agnetha Fältskog The One Who Loves You Now

    A, Polydor, 001

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex I Love To Boogie

    T. Rex - The Singles As & Bs, Repertoire

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini Candy

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Breakfast Can Wait

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for Tami Lynn

    Tami Lynn I'm Gonna Run Away From You

    At The Club (Various Artists), Kent, 5

  • Image for Gabriella Cilmi

    Gabriella Cilmi Sweet About Me

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Steely Dan

    Steely Dan FM (No Static At All)

    A Decade Of Steely Dan, MCA

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Rio

    Duran Duran - Greatest, EMI

  • Image for Jennifer Paige

    Jennifer Paige Crush

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Ellie Goulding

    Ellie Goulding How Long Will I Love You?

    (CD Single), Polydor, 001

  • Image for Small Faces

    Small Faces Itchycoo Park

    Sunny Afternoon - Sound Of The 60's,V, Old Gold

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Loverboy

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

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Thunder

    (CD Single), Island, 001

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Burning Bridges (On & Off & On Again)

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

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow 6th Avenue

    Since I Saw You Last, Polydor, 007

  • Image for The Crystals

    The Crystals Then He Kissed Me

    The Best Of The Crystals, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones and Mousse T. Sex Bomb

    (CD Single), Gut Records

  • Image for Rudimental

    Rudimental and Emeli Sandé Free

    Home, Warner Bros, 12

  • Image for Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson A Horse Called Music

  • Image for Sinitta

    Sinitta So Macho

    Beautiful People (Various Artists), EMI, 5

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