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The Dark Lord presents The Best Time Of The Day Show. Includes The Listeners' Library, Lester's Library, Record and Album of the Week and Pause for Thought.

Alex, aka The Dark Lord, presents his unique blend of great music and offbeat conversation. Hear all about how Alex survived his weekend at a festival and his Wendy House accommodation. It's an All New Monday on the show...ish. Following the success of National Shed Week, we have made this week National Failed Attempt Week; disastrous first dates and shameful job interviews ahoy! We are inventing our own superhero. Stand back Superman, Iron Man and Spiderman for Butterman is here. We need never suffer dry toast ever again, but he must fight the evils of his arch-enemies, Low Cholesterol Lady and the dreaded, Hot Knife. Plus, check out the new inductees into the 4.15 One-Off Canteen. They are unique for all the wrong reasons!
There is a track from the brilliant new album of the week by The Drizabone Soul Family and a new Record of the Week by Lady Antebellum. Alex selects two more tracks from his own CD collection for Lester's Library: there's one from jazz supremo Lou Rawls with Dianne Reeves, and one from country artist, Dierks Bentley. Your choice from the Listener's Library comes from heavy metal band, U.F.O. All of this, and Jasjit Singh provides some Pause for Thought at 3.20am.

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Mon 5 Jul 2010 02:00

Music Played

  • Prince


    • 4Ever.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Tommy James & The Shondells

    Mony Mony

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
  • Scouting for Girls


    • Everybody Wants To Be On TV.
    • Sony.
    • 4.
  • Sam Brown


    • Woman (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv/Sony Tv.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "NEED YOU NOW" (Parlophone)

    • Lady A

      I Run to You

      • Need You Now.
      • Capitol Nashville.
      • 1.
  • Billy Joel

    Get It Right The First Time

  • The Staple Singers

    I'll Take You There

    • Afrodisiac (Various Artists).
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • Kylie Minogue

    All The Lovers

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Rainbow

    All Night Long

    • Rainbow - The Very Best Of Rainbow.
    • Parlophone.
  • Yazoo

    Only You

    • Alison Moyet Singles.
    • Columbia.
  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "AT LAST" (Blue Note)

    • Lou Rawls

      Fine Brown Frame

  • Steve Winwood

    Roll With It

    • 25 Years Of No.1 Hits (Various).
    • Connoisseur.
  • I Am Kloot

    Northern Skies

    • (CD Single).
    • Music Services.
    • 1.
  • Bryan Adams

    Run To You

    • Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me.
    • Mercury.
  • ABBA

    Take a Chance on Me

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 003.
  • Katy Perry

    California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
    • 1.
  • Wilson Pickett

    Mustang Sally

    • Atlantic Rhythm & Blues - Vol 6: 1966.
    • Atlantic.
  • The Sundays


    • The Sundays - Static & Silence.
    • Parlophone.
  • Gary Moore

    Parisienne Walkways

    • Emerald Rock (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Plan B


    • The Defamation Of Strickland Banks.
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Propaganda


    • A Secret Wish - Propaganda.
    • ZTT.
    • 12.
  • Nickel Creek

    When You Come Back Down

    • (CD Single).
    • Sugar Hill Records.
  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "POWER CUTS: THE BEST OF U.F.O." (EMI Gold) suggested by Moggy in Leicester

    • UFO

      Doctor Doctor

      • Power Cuts: Best of UFO.
  • Eliza Doolittle

    Pack Up

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Moby

    Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?

    • Glorious (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
  • The Bangles

    Manic Monday

    • Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • Heatwave

    Boogie Nights

    • Too Hot To Handle.
    • BBR.
    • 013.
  • Lady Gaga


    • (CD Single).
    • Streamline Records.
    • 1.
  • Foreigner

    Waiting For A Girl Like You

    • The Power Of Love (Various Artists).
    • Quality Television.
    • 16.
  • Status Quo

    Living On An Island

    • Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • The Temptations

    My Girl

    • The All Time Greatest Movie Songs.
    • Columbia/Sony Tv.
  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ALL THE WAY" (Dome) out now

    • The Drizabone Soul Family


      • All The Way.
  • Bon Jovi

    Livin' On A Prayer

    • Music Of The Millennium (Various).
    • Universal Music Tv.
    • 1.
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman

    How We Love

    • (CD Single).
    • BNC Records.
    • 1.
  • Robbie Williams


    • (CD Single).
    • Chrysalis.
  • Neil Sedaka

    Oh Carol

    • The Very Best Of Neil Sedaka.
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • Big Mountain

    Baby, I Love Your Way

    • No Greater Love (Various Artists).
    • Global Records & Tapes.


  • Mon 5 Jul 2010 02:00

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