As a fan who has checked out all of the Genesis-related solo careers to various extents, I decided to check out Ray's as well. I bought CHANGE when it was new, in the version with 3 extra tracks, without hearing any of it first. But upon listening to it once, I found that it didn't grab me at all and I passed it on.
The following year I picked up THE NEXT BEST THING when it came out. I liked the first 2 songs, but couldn't even make it through the rest of the album before I gave up.
However, I eventually got LIVE AND ACOUSTIC and liked it, although I'd say that a few of the Genesis & related covers aren't really needed. This album's version of "Gypsy" is one of my favorite Genesis-related solo tracks.
LIVE remains the only Ray solo item in my collection, other than the version of "Inside" from NEXT which I purchased as a download.