1965 Classic Rock rounds up some of the biggest hits of the year by a mix of classic artists and also-rans. Looking at the ten songs might lead you to believe that you were getting a pretty decent, extremely low-priced disc that might help to fill in some gaps in your '60s collection, or may even be an introduction to the year 1965's music. You might as well forget those reasons, however slim, for picking up this disc. Many of the songs here are modern day re-recordings and not very good ones at that. Hearing Chubby Checker bellow his way through "Do the Freddie" or an incarnation of a Peter Noone-less Herman's Hermits plow through a brusque version of "I'm Henry the VIII I Am," is not a pleasant way to spend time you could be spending listening to the originals. Avoid this disc like you should all re-recordings, with extreme prejudice.
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AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra