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The Nineties: More sessions and reissues

 

Following the Minute By Minute album, released in 1991, Ray continued with session work including projects masterminded by one-time Spencer Davis Group keyboards player Eddie Hardin.

“Wind And The Willows” was originally released in 1985 followed by “Wizards Convention 2” in 1995.  The latter featured a star-studded guest line-up including Tony Ashton, Debbie Bonham, Mike D’Abo, John Entwistle, Chris Farlowe, Mo Foster, Eddie Hardin, Paul Jones, Denny Laine, Phil Manzanera, Chris Thompson and Zak Starkey.

Wizard's Convention 2

Ray played guitar on all but three tracks, including a tasty instrumental with Snowy White, one-time member of Thin Lizzy.

During the late-1990s Ray worked on various album reissues with Peter Purnell, label boss of Angel Air Records. This resulted in the re-release of various project albums from the 1970s onwards, including The Guitar Orchestra (with Mick Grabham) and The Musicians Union Band (a collective of Dutch and UK musicians).

There was also the reissue of Ray’s debut solo album “Keep America Beautiful, Get A Haircut’, originally released in 1971.  The album title was inspired by a billboard Ray had noticed on his travels in the USA with Spencer Davis Group.