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Alex, the Dark Lord, brings more laughs and music through the small hours on The Best Time of the Day Show. More tracks from Lester's and the Listener's Libraries and more.

It's time for the first Half-Time Hooter on The Best Time of the Day Show with The Dark Lord himself, Alex Lester. Expect a night of oddball conversation as National Statistics Week rolls on; more fictitious nonsense that sounds like important fact. We are still finding jobs for celebs that have fallen on hard times, and finishing the sentence, "I knew I was turning into my parents when..." Pause for Thought with Simon Lole is at 3.20am and the doors open once again for the 4.15 One-Off Canteen.
From Lester's Library there is a track from new band, Ghostlight, and one from Richie Havens. The Listener's Library track is a kitsch classic from The B-52s, there is another spin of the great Manic Street Preachers track which is Record of the Week, plus another track of the Album of the Week from I Am Arrows. Nobody else, nowhere else.

3 hours

Last on

Wed 18 Aug 2010 02:00

Music Played

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  • Earth, Wind & Fire


    • Greatest Hits Of 1978 (Various Artis.
    • Premier.
    • 3.
  • The Mock Turtles

    Can You Dig It?

    • Drivetime 3 (Various Artists).
    • Dino.
  • The Hoosiers


    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Erasure

    Chains of Love

    • The Hits Album 8 (Various Artists).
    • Hits.
  • Annie Lennox

    Walking On Broken Glass

    • Now 1992 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 2.
  • Jamie Cullum

    Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down

    • (CD Single).
  • Indeep

    Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

    • Soul Weekender (Various Artists).
    • Crimson.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "POSTCARDS FROM A YOUNG MAN" (Columbia) Out 20th September

  • Marvin Gaye

    I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    • Songs Of The Century (Disc 2).
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Glenn Frey

    The Heat Is On

    • Above The Clouds: The Very Best Of.
    • Universal.
  • LESTER'S LIBRARY (Spirit Ditch Records)

    • Ghostlight


  • Gipsy Kings


    • Mundo Latino (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    If You Want It

    • (CD Single).
    • 100% Records.
    • 1.
  • John Parr

    St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

    • Now 1985 - The Millennium Series.
    • EMI.
  • Massive Attack

    Unfinished Sympathy

    • The Best Of Mastercuts (Various Artis.
    • Mastercuts.
  • Lady Antebellum

    I Run to You

    • Need You Now.
    • Capitol Nashville.
    • 1.
  • Jerry Keller

    Here Comes Summer

    • Rediscover The 50's - Here Comes Summ.
    • Old Gold.
  • Joss Stone

    Super Duper Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Relentless Records.
  • Maria Mena

    Just Hold Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • Bad Company

    Can't Get Enough

    • Driving Rock (Various Artists).
    • Global Records & Tapes.
    • 1.
  • Viola Wills

    Gonna Get Along Without You Now

    • Soul Years 1979 (Various Artists).
    • Knight Records.
  • Elvis Presley

    All Shook Up

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE B-52s" (Mercury) suggested by Debbie from Coventry

    • The B‐52s

      Rock Lobster

      • The Best Of The B52's.
      • Island.
  • Brandon Flowers


    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • Billy Joel

    Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

    • The Stranger.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Heaven 17


    • Now 1983 - The Millennium Series.
    • Now.
  • Wild Cherry

    Play That Funky Music

    • Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade.
    • Columbia.
  • Paolo Nutini

    New Shoes

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Eliza Doolittle

    Pack Up

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • The Band

    Rag Mama Rag

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1970 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • The Staple Singers

    If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)

    • Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist.
    • Global Television.
  • David Bowie

    Oh! You Pretty Things

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "SUN COMES UP AGAIN" (Mercury)

  • Alice Cooper


    • Free Spirit (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
    • 7.
  • Alanis Morissette

    Head Over Feet

    • Alanis Morissette -Jagged Little Pill.
    • Maverick.
  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "ALARM CLOCK" (Evangeline)

  • Rumer


    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Altered Images

    I Could Be Happy

    • Hits Of The 80's - Various Artists.
    • Columbia.
  • Chaka Demus & Pliers

    She Don't Let Nobody

    • Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists).
    • Sanctuary.


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