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Decemberists find poetry in the past

By Joan Anderman
Globe Staff / November 4, 2006

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The Decemberists -- a Portland, Ore., dream-pop collective prone to dressing in Civil War -era outfits and composing processionals about child monarchs -- recently made the unlikely move to a major label. "The Crane Wife, " released last month on Capitol Records, elevates the ornate tale telling to new levels of pomp and grandeur thanks to some seriously cranked bouzoukis ... (Full article: 741 words)

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