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Double revision

Two live albums in one? A format returns, with twists.

By Saul Austerlitz
Globe Correspondent / January 15, 2006

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Mention the double live album and a host of '70s-era images flash to mind, none very pleasant: prog-rock bands with 20-minute drum solos, side-length instrumentals, ''Frampton Comes Alive." Following such indiscretions, the double live album became a symbol of the era's overindulgence, the untrammeled will to absurdity that represented pre-punk rock music's fatal bloat. (Full article: 1362 words)

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