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The British Invasion: History of British Rock, Vol. 2

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The second volume of British Invasion: History of British Rock largely concentrates on singles from 1965, containing such landmarks as the Kinks' "All Day and All of the Night," aManfred Mann's "Do Wah Diddy Diddy," Donovan's "Catch the Wind," the Yardbirds' "Heart Full of Soul" and the Zombies' "Tell Her No," as well as cuts from Billy J. Kramer ("I'll Keep You Satisfied"), Chad & Jeremy ("Summer Song"), the Hollies ("I'm Alive"), Peter & Gordon ("I Don't Want to See You Anymore," "To Know You Is to Love You") and Cilla Black ("You're My World"). Although it doesn't match the consistent peaks of the thrill-packed first volume, there's enough great hits and interesting obscurities to make it of considerable interest to serious pop-rock fans, even if there may be a bit too many mediocre cuts to appeal to more casual listeners.

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