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Digital Subscriptions > Long Live Vinyl > Feb 2019 > Simon says

Simon says

The former Cocteau Twin calls on the current ‘passive’ generation to shun the mainstream and embrace the independent spirit of punk to create something new

Looking back over the last year, I probably experienced more extreme ups and downs in those 12 months than the last 12 years. The death of my mum in March was followed swift ly by the release of a compilation of my dad’s work; he passed away in the 80s, and this curious symmetry of grief and pride has taught me a lot. Mostly humility, but also That the only thing of true value I possess is the ability to give and receive love.

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Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, The Supremes… over 180 No.1 singles worldwide… In issue 23 of Long Live Vinyl we celebrate 60 years of the world’s most famous record label as Gareth Murphy tells the inside story of Motown. We also round up the 40 essential Motown 45s that every collector should own. Elsewhere this issue, we pay tribute to Pete Shelley in one of the Buzzcocks frontman’s final interviews; Steve Mason tells us about his “world class” new album and we find out why The Cure’s Robert Smith has tipped The Twilight Sad as one of the best new bands on the planet. We also take an in-depth look at the album that lifted Lou Reed out of obscurity – 1972 masterpiece Transformer, meet the artistic geniuses behind The Designers Republic, visit Union Music and go cratedigging in Glasgow. If all that’s not enough, check out our newly expanded reviews section, where you’ll find the widest range of new albums, reissues and hardware anywhere!