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DMB & Phish Live CDs Chart In Top 20

November 7, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Live albums by bands known for their concert performances score big on The Billboard 200 this week.

Dave Matthews Band's Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 (Bama Rags/RCA) debuts at No. 3, with 103,000 units sold; Phish's Slip Stitch And Pass (Elektra) comes in at No. 17, selling 58,000 units; and Grateful Dead's Fillmore East 2-11-69 (Grateful Dead/Arista) enters at No. 77, selling 15,000 units, according to SoundScan.

Veteran acts the Doors and Kiss also show some chart muscle. Kiss' Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions (Mercury) debuts at No. 27 (40,000 units), and The Doors Box Set (Elektra) enters at No. 65 (18,000 units).

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