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Music Murderer Phil Spector Produces First Album In 30 Years... From Behind Bars

May 24 2010, Published 10:45 a.m. ET

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Phil Spector is a jailbird music mogul, producing his first full recording project in three decades — from California’s Corcoran State Prison.

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Spector, who is serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life for the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, worked on wife Rachelle’s debut album Out of My Chelle.

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The 70-year-old even released his own press release from behind bars, obtained by, trumpeting the June 8 release.

"I trusted her with my life and songs and production,” Spector said.  "She's fantastic on this album.”

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Rachelle’s music is described as “upbeat, mainstream adult pop, with hints of R&B, rock and dance.”

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On her website, Rachelle said one the album’s songs, Here in My Heart, describes the couple's troubled romance.

“It has special meaning for me. Like the lyric says, 'No matter where you are, you’re here in my heart’,” she said.

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“For the time being, of course, Philip is actually far away. But he's still the shining light in my life, and I can always feel him here with me.”

Rachelle has stood by her husband, who shot and killed Clarkson on February 3,  2003, at the his Alhambra mansion.

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During his first trial for the shooting death of Clarkson, the jury hung 10-2 in favor of conviction. In a retrial in 2009, he was convicted and sentenced to prison.



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