1977 Ray Russell – Ready Or Not

Ready Or Not is the fifth solo album by guitarist Ray Russell, released in 1977 on DJM.

Raymond ‘Ray’ Russell (born 4 April 1947) is an English session musician who is primarily a guitarist. He is also renowned as a record producer and composer.

In 1973 he was a member of the band Mouse, who released a progressive rock album entitled Lady Killer for the Sovereign record label.

His TV compositions have included A Touch of Frost, Bergerac, Plain Jane, A Bit of a Do, The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Dangerfield and Grafters, as well as many other British and American television programmes.


1  Ready Or Not (Ray Russell; Mo Foster) 03:42
2  The Whole Of Tomorrow (Ray Russell) 04:24
3  Amy In May (Ray Russell) 02:45
4  Slave (Ray Russell) 05:50
5  Liberty Caps From The Coast (Ray Russell) 01:49
6  Living For The City (Stevie Wonder) 04:04
7  The Clapping Song (Lincoln Chase) 03:25
8  Teaser For Lisa (Ray Russell) 03:45
9  Sweet Surrender (Mo Foster; Tim Whitehead) 03:36
10  Eighth House (Ray Russell; Mo Foster) 03:30
11  What Trousers Are These (Ray Russell) 02:36
12  Q (Mo Foster) 02:16



BassMo Foster
DrumsSimon Phillips
DrumsPeter van Hooke
GuitarRay Russell
Acoustic GuitarRay Russell
KeyboardsChris Parren
KeyboardsTony Hymas
ClarinetTony Roberts
FluteTony Roberts
SaxTony Roberts
SaxAndy MacKay
SaxTim Whitehead
TromboneMalcombe Griffiths
TrumpetMartin Drover
PercussionKaplan Kaye
PercussionPeter van Hooke


Cello – Helen Wright
Viola – Levine Andrade
Violin – Gavyn Wright, Elizabeth Edwards

Liner Notes

Producer – Kaplan Kaye
Arranged By – Ray Russell
Engineer – John Punter
Tape Op – Dave Hutchins, Steve Prestige

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Promus
Licensed From – DJM Records
Distributed By – Promus
Licensed Through – Fermata