The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 27/11/2018

November 27, 2018

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular

Episode 163 : Nick’s Knack 8pm 27/11/18


A wonderful show tonight - our penultimate before Santa’s chimney activity - a two hour celebration of Spectacular stalwart ‘Old’ Nick as he hits 65, playing some great songs that have soundtracked his life; expect the Who, the Beatles, Young Fathers and Underworld plus many more. Sion and Sue are in full effect and we are delighted to introduce our new regular feature, Alien Be-In, where the esteemed electronic artist is challenged to come up with a commercial classic every fortnight. Plus, four more out-takes from the White Album and fabulous newies from Amy Douglas, Jacob Collier and Joe Jackson. 


Jacob Coller - With Love In My Heart

Amy Douglas - Never Saw It Coming

The Beatles - Let It Be (white album outtake)

The Beatles - Mean Mr Mustard ( Esher Demo)

The Beatles - Polythene Pam (Esher demo)

The Beatles - Child Of Nature (Esher demo)

Joe Jackson - Fabulously Absolute

The Beatles - Anytime At all

The Who - Baba O’Reilly

David Bowie - Suffragette City

Hempolics - Me Love To Sing

Young Fathers - In My View

Alien - OOY

Homer Banks - 60 Minutes Of Your Love

Gloria Jones - Tainted Love

Underworld - Rez/Cowgirl

Pink Floyd - One Of These Days

Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar

Chemical Brothers - Galvanize

Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere (early version)

Mott The Hoople - All the Young Dudes









The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 13/11/2018 It’ll Be All White On The Night // 50 Years of the White Album

November 13, 2018

Daryl celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles (White Album)  by playing the album in its entirety in various versions

Back In The USSR - Chubby Checker
Dear Prudence (2018 Remastered) - The Beatles
Glass Onion - Arif Mardin
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da ((2018 Remastered) - The Beatles
Wild Honey Pie (2018) - The Beatles
The Contining Story Of Bungalow Bill Take 2) - The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (2018 Remastered) - The Beatles
Happiness Is A Warm Gun (2018 Remastered) - The Beatles
Martha My Dear - Slade
I'm So Tired (2018 Remastered) - The Beatles
Blackbird - Billy Preston
Piggies (Instrumental Version Take 12) - The Beatles
Rocky Raccoon - Lena Horne
Don't Pass Me By (Take 7) - The Beatles
Why Don't We Do It In The Road - Lowell Fulsome
I Will (2018 Remastered) - The Beatles
Julia (Two Rehearsals) - The Beatles
Birthday (2018 Remastered) - The Beatles
Yer Blues (Esher Demo) - The Beatles
Mother Nature's Son (2018 Remastered) - The Beatles
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey - Fats Domino
Sexy Sadie (2018 Remastered) - The Beatles
Helter Skelter (Outtake) - The Beatles
Long, Long, Long (Take 44) - The Beatles
Revulution 1 (Take 2) - The Beatles
Savoy Truffle - Ella Fitzgerald
Cry Baby Cry (Outtake) - The Beatles
Can You Take Me Back (Take 1) - The Beatles
Revolution 9 (2018 Remastered)- The Beatles
Good Night (Take 10) - The Beatles

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 16/10/2018

October 16, 2018

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular

15 October 2018

Episode 161: Ay Ay Ay Ay Boosey


Live from the Railway, we are delighted to have live in the studio show favourite Graham Boosey, who will be flipping delightful as his Pancake Promises persona to bring us some tasty tunes. Railway Special crew in : joining GJ and Siony, the legendary Georgie Crockford, Monsieur Mark Lancaster AND Mysterious Phil. Fabulous tunes including new from Steve Mason, Jon Batiste, Marie Davidson and Elvis Costello. Join us! 8pm


Matt Berry - The Good Life

The Beloved - Hello

Steve Mason - Stars Around My Heart

Elvis Costello - Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter

Big ‘T’ Tyler - King Kong

The Rolling Stones - Live With Me

Marie Davidson - So Right

Pancake Promises - Door Knobs

Pancake Promises - Mystery Tin Can

Josephine Foster - Shepherd Moon Of Starry Height

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Hollywood (Africa)

Homer Banks - 60 Minutes Of Your Love

Margie Joseph - One More Chance

The Casanova Two - We Got To Keep On

The Beta Band - It’s Not Too Beautiful

Matt Berry - World In Action

Pancake Promises - Meat Nappy

Pancake Promises - Psychedelic Radiator

Rita Braga - Vampires On Horses

Rosemary Martins - Love To Love You Baby

Everly Brothers - Cathy’s Clown

Jon Batiste - Is It Over



The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 2/10/2018 WITH YOUR HOST GRAHAM BROWN

October 8, 2018


What an absolute treat for you tonight, Graham Brown steps up from his Taste Of The East armchair and presents the Spectacular. All regulars - bar Mr Easlea - intact, and a sparkling selection of tunes old and new. And a generous tribute to those who’ve left us since the last show.


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The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 18/9/2018

September 18, 2018

Episode 159: Loving The Alien

To celebrate the forthcoming 80s Bowie set, we’ll play some of his from his most debated decade. Ahead of his gigs this week, we have a compendium of Alastair Johnson’s greatest hits and some brand new material from Pancake Promises.

Tonight's bill of fare:

Matt Berry - Are You Being Served?
Janelle Monae & Jidenna - Yoga
Pancake Promises - Door Knobs
Alien - 1-2-3-4 Bullsh*t
Pink Floyd - Vegetable Man
Paul Weller - Bowie
David Bowie - Criminal World
David Bowie - Loving The Alien
Pancake Promises - Toothpicks
Pancake Promises - Mystery Tin Can
David Bowie - Zeroes
David Bowie - Zeroes 2018 Mix
The James Gang - Collage 
Homer Banks - 60 Minutes Of Your Love
Eddie Floyd - Baby, Lay Your Head (Gently On My Shoulder)
Heaven 17 - . . . and that's no lie . . .
Propaganda - A Dream Within A Dream
Masal - Concerning Being Brought Back To Life By Jesus
Anti Up - Pizza
Alien - Chrome Node
Matt Berry - Rainbow
Pancake Promises - Door Knobs (Reprise)

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The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 4/9/18

September 4, 2018

Episode 158: Electronica Autumn

The final of the Spectacular Summertime Specials, tonight, we are delighted to welcome author David Stubbs with us - to discuss and read from his new book, the rightfully critically acclaimed Mars By 1980: The Story Of Electronic Music. We are also delighted that Alien will be playing three tracks live that will underline his role as one of the foremost machine music talents in the country.

Hollie Cook - Sweet Like Chocolate
Matthew Dear - Monster
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte
Raymond Scott - Lightworks
Joe Meek - A New World
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Alien - Gold Coloured Skin
Homer Banks - 60 Minutes Of Your Love
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Heaven Seventeen - Temptation
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
Alien - Kerezza
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
White Noise - Love Without Sound
Alien - Any Ghost
A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray


August 7, 2018

Episode 157: Fgurehead Live at the Railway and Madonna's 60th

What an amazing night . . .

Riders On The Storm/Pink Solidism - Yonderbou

Soul Train - Just Loud ft Debbie Harry

La Isla Bonita - Jonathan Wilson

Borderline - The Flaming Lips

Into The Groovey - Sonic Youth

High/Low Tide - Fgurehead

Puddleduck - Fgurehead (live in session)

The Liar Lying Low - Fgurehead (live in session)

The Light - James Alexander Bright

Gun - Gil Scott Heron

60 Minutes Of Your Love - Homer Banks

Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas

Lucky Star - Madonna 

Seraphym - Curtis Maldoon

Ray Of Light - Madonna

Hourglass/Frozen - Fgurehead (live in session)

Interlude - Fgurehead (live in session)

Try Your Luck - Confidence Man

Music - Madonna

Into The Groove - Madonna

Live To Tell - Madonna


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the Spectacular will return on August 21st with a 

classic episode and be back on September 4th with David Stubbs and Alien live






The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 24/7/2018

July 24, 2018

Ep 156: Paolo Hewitt’s Birthday Party

The first of the Spectacular Summertime Specials, tonight, we are delighted to welcome author Paolo Hewitt with us - to play some of his favourite tunes, and have a chat about his illustrious career that moved from music journalism (writing for both MM and NME) to memoir to novel. A modernist in the true sense of the word, and fresh from enjoying Spurs getting so far in the World Cup, Paolo joins us to celebrate a landmark birthday.

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Anti Up - Pizza
Joseph Malik - Take A Left
International Teachers Of Pop - Age Of The Train
Laura Nyro - Stoned Soul Picnic
Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer
Third World - Cool Meditation
The Style Council - The Changing Of The Guard
Oasis - The Masterplan
David Bowie - Strangers When We Meet
The Style Council - The Paris Match
Homer Banks - 60 Minutes Of Your Time
The Isley Brothers - My Love Is Your Love (Forever)
Tobi Legend - Time Will Pass You By
Kevin Rowland - Rag Doll
Genesis - The Knife
Fgurehead - High/Low Tide
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 26/6/2018

June 26, 2018

Episode 155: Meet The Curator

We are delighted to be joined tonight in the studio by Alistair Murphy aka The Curator, ahead of his London show this coming Thursday. His album, Where The Stars Will Give Way To The Morning, has been critically acclaimed; Alistair - who has also worked with the legendary Judy Dyble among others - will talk us through it, plus bringing down a Long One, Progflume and a Floorfiller, all the way from his Norfolk museum (no, really). Plus tributes to birthday boy Mick Jones, a summer stormer from Chaka Khan and all your favourites. Two hours of music’n’chat - can you say fairer than that?

Elvis Costello & the Attraction - The Greatest Thing
Slade - Summer Song
Chaka Khan - Like Sugar
The Clash -Somebody Got Murdered
Big Audio Dynamite - Rush
The Clash - Train In Vain
Leo C - You’ve Got It All
The Curator - Angle Of Repose
The Curator - The Winter Sun
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
David Byrne - Doing The Right Thing
Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
The Independents - I Love You Yes I Do
Mavis Staples - A Piece Of The Action
My Brother The Wind - Garden Of Delights
Greenslade - Time To Dream
Christine and The Queens - Girlfriend
The Curator - It Crackles (And It Spits)
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting In You)
Paul McCartney - I Don’t Know

The Daryl Easlea Spectacular - 12/6/2018

June 12, 2018

Episode 154: Mrs and Mr

Forget Trump and Kim, that nice Mr and Mrs Jupitus are popping over for a cuppa tonight; Shelley will talking about her experimental print-making exhibition at the Leigh Art Trail and Phill will be talking about his forthcoming Edinburgh capers.

Lee Thompson - On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Christine and The Queens Dam Funk - Girlfriend
The Fall - It’s a Curse
The Fall - Frightened
The Fall - The War Against Intelligence
Simge - Yanki
Patti Smith - People Have The Power
Artmagic - The Boys Own Book Of Birds
Ned Doheny - To Prove My Love
Homer Banks - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
Elvis Presley - Put The Blame On Me
Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz
King Crimson - Larks Tongues In Aspic, Part One
DJ Zinc - Super Sharp Shooter
Alien - Liquid Ray
Angel And The Melodyhorns - Retribution Blues
Boston - More Than A Feeling