By Will Hermes
Updated November 27, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

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Could anything be more useless than a live CD from Portishead — a group whose very soul seems defined by a hermetically sealed studio-bound agoraphobia? Surprise, surprise. With a 30-piece horn and string section, on PNYC, the group pumps up its cloistered fretting to an epic scale here. Chanteuse Beth Gibbons is downright fierce, while Adrian Utley’s gnashing guitar pushes her love laments deep into Fatal Attraction territory. Call it wide-screen trip-hop, and pass the popcorn. A-

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