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RITCHIE AT SILENT SOUND 5/01/2006 8:00 AM Eastern

Standing, from left: Sean Garrett, Lionel Richie manager Michael Simmons, Exit and Lionel Ritchie. Seated: synth programmer Chucky Booker.

Soul icon Lionel Ritchie camped out at Silent Sound in Atlanta to work on his forthcoming album with mega-hit songwriter/producer Sean Garrett (Jamie Foxx, Usher, Kanye West). Ritchie recorded vocals in the studio's SSL-equipped Control Room A with engineer Exit and then mixed two songs with ace engineer Phil Tan.