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Lacking Note

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 08 January 2014

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 Billy Ocean

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

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

  • Image for The Searchers

    The Searchers Sweets For My Sweet

    The Searchers, MFP

  • Image for Pharrell Williams

    Pharrell Williams Happy

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for The Staple Singers

    The Staple Singers I'll Take You There

    Afrodisiac (Various Artists), Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini 10/10

    Sunny Side Up, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Boy And Bear

    Boy And Bear Southern Sun

    (CD Single), Nettwerk, 001

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Top Of The World

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • Image for Percy Sledge

    Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Heart To Heart

    Moon Landing, Atlantic, 004

  • Image for CeCe Peniston

    CeCe Peniston Finally

    Ce Ce Peniston - 20th Century Masters, A&M

  • Image for U2

    U2 New Year's Day

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI, 3

  • Image for Paul Rodgers

    Paul Rodgers Down Don't Bother Me

  • Image for Cher

    Cher I Walk Alone

    Closer To The Truth, Warner Bros, 001

  • Image for The O'Jays

    The O'Jays I Love Music

    The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Dido

    Dido Hunter

    (CD Single), Cheeky Records

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden All You Had

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones It's All Over Now

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Vanessa Williams

    Vanessa Williams Save The Best For Last

    Now That's What I Call Music Vol.22, Now

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega Fool's Complaint

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 001

  • Image for Foreigner

    Foreigner Cold As Ice

    It's Only Rock 'n' Roll... (Various), Fragile, 3

  • Image for Scritti Politti

    Scritti Politti Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)

    Now 1984 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back To Me

    Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits, Atlantic

  • Image for Beth Nielsen Chapman

    Beth Nielsen Chapman Simple Things

    (CD Single), BNC Records, 001

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Baggy Trousers

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

  • Image for Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck Love is Blue

  • Image for Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar We Belong

    Pat Benatar - Tropico, Chrysalis

  • Image for Huey Lewis and the News

    Huey Lewis and the News and The News Stuck With You

    Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Tavares

    Tavares More Than A Woman

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Beautiful Morning

    Time, Decca, 001

  • Image for Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole Route 66

    The Nat King Cole Story (Disc 1), Capitol

  • Image for Lauren Wood

    Lauren Wood Fallen

    Pretty Woman - Soundtrack, EMI

  • Image for Bobby Goldsboro

    Bobby Goldsboro Honey

    The Hits Of 1968 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)

    (CD Single), RCA, 001

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Does Your Mother Know

    Abba Gold, Polydor, 15

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen This Is Your Sword

    High Hopes, Columbia

  • Image for Living in a Box

    Living in a Box Living In A Box

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

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Black Horse & The Cherry Tree

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Make It Wonderful

    Snow Globe

  • Image for Gotye

    Gotye and Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow and Elton John Face To Face

    (CD Single), Polydor, 001


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