Largely orchestrated, or with keyboards, while others are more jazzy or blues; the tracks are often moody and atmospheric. Music appears here from shows including Frost, Plain Jane, Diamond Geezer, A Bit Of A Do, My Wonderful Life, Remembering 911, The Quest and others…Well packaged and annotated. ***
Joe Geesin, www.getreadytorock.com (April 2006)
…marvelous tracks, the majority of which combines classical music and jazz influences into subtle, gentle movements; one is plainly witty (“A Bit of a Do”); and a few others, such as the bluesy “The Blue Room,” provide a wider glance into Russell’s all-around musical territories.
Maelstrom (June 2006)
There are 21 different pieces here…show the diversity of his work
Feedback (July 2006)
Take a trip down memory lane with this collection of TV themes that have all been blessed with the magical musical touch of Ray Russell.
Hartlepool Mail (July 2006)
It’s an impressive body of work spanning the period 1982 to 2005 and the sheer variety of melody and sounds in this collection confirms Ray Russell as one of the foremost UK composers working in television.
George Geddes, Pipeline (August 2006)