Phil Spector produces his wife's debut album while in prison
Man has yet to build a prison that can keep Phil Spector from doing the things he loves, except when that thing is murdering B-movie starlets. But he’s also somehow found a way to keep making records despite being behind bars for killing Lana Clarkson in 2003 and not being able to brandish his pistol at anyone. According to a press release we received this morning, June 8 will see the release of Spector’s first recording project in 30 years—which also happens to be the debut CD from his wife, Rachelle Spector, and it’s titled Out Of My Chelle. Yes.
As befitting an innocent blonde girl from Beaver Falls, Penn., who moved to L.A. to pursue a singing career (with a layover at Playboy), who, in the not-at-all-psychologically-rich words of her own bio, “had no real relationship and little contact with her [late] father,” and who just happened to meet and fall in love with a guy many years her senior who also promised to help her career—just as soon as this pesky mysterious death of another innocent blonde girl at his home three months earlier went away—Rachelle Spector is described as having a “naturally positive attitude.” Naturally, that comes across in her music—described as “upbeat, mainstream adult pop,” which is the most popular kind of pop there is. Check out debut single "Here In My Heart" below. As Rachelle herself describes it, it's about how "Phil is actually far away, but he's still the shining light in my life, and I can always feel him here with me."
So upbeat and positive is Rachelle that she “steadfastly” believes in Spector’s innocence, having heroically devoted herself to absorbing “40,000 pages of testimony spanning two trials,” all of which contain mean ol’ forensic evidence that simply doesn’t jibe with the impression she has of Spector as “witty, smart, and cute.” Rachelle is hoping that the public response to Out Of My Chelle—with upbeat, effervescent songs like the “synth-heavy R&B jam ‘Free,’ the gospel-tinged ballad ‘Baby Believe,’ with it’s [sic] lush arrangement bringing in just the right amount of acoustic guitars, lap steel, strings and piano…the rock-influenced ‘Got Me Where You Want Me,’ a highlight of Rachelle’s live set…“That Boy,” accentuated by the exotic sounds of sitar, strings and harp…and the Beatle-esque pop of “Are You Willing”—will aid her ongoing appeal to bring her husband home, where he can finally show her that glass-topped coffin in the basement that he’ll put her in should she ever threaten to leave him. In other news, yelling over the phone from your prison breakroom totally counts as “producing” now.