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I'll Never Grow Old; Sweet Sweet Jenny; Are You Mine; Matthew Mark; My Destination; True Love // Just Got To Be; Treat Me Bad; Hallelujah; Don't Let; War'ne More (aka Study War No More); Tell Me You Love

Original UK press with stamped matrix, licensed to R&B Discs Ltd. for UK distribution. The laminated flip back sleeve was printed in the UK by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. The sleeve notes were written by Norma Dodd.
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The Maytals vocal trio consisted of Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert (lead singer, age just 19), Henry 'Raleigh' Gordon (age 27) and Nathaniel 'Jerry' McCarthy (age 25); instrumental backing was provided by The Skatalites. Many of the tracks included on this, their first LP, were previously released as singles in Jamaica.

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NEVER GROW OLD1
The Maytals (1964)

Ska Beat JBL 1113
matrix: R&B EJL 113 A 1H

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NEVER GROW OLD1
The Maytals (1964)

ND Recordst JBL 1113
matrix: R&B EJL 113 A 1H

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I'll Never Grow Old; Sweet Sweet Jenny; Are You Mine; Matthew Mark; My Destination; True Love // Just Got To Be; Treat Me Bad; Hallelujah; Don't Let; War'ne More (aka Study War No More); Tell Me You Love

The Jamaican press with the same stamped matrix came in the same sleeve as the UK issue.

NEVER GROW OLD1
The Maytals

Coxsone JBL 1113
matrix: R&B EJL 113 A 1H

I'll Never Grow Old; Sweet Sweet Jenny; Are You Mine; Matthew Mark; My Destination; True Love // Just Got To Be; Treat Me Bad; Hallelujah; Don't Let; War'ne More (aka Study War No More); Tell Me You Love

Jamaican repress with original stamped matrix but with a new front sleeve design. The rear of the sleeve carries the Coxsone logo with the following credits: Recorded at Jamaica Recording & Publishing Studio Ltd. / Produced by C.S. Dodd / Manufactured by Jamaica Recording Mfg., Co., Ltd. Printing is credited to UNITED PRINTERS LIMITED in the bottom right corner. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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NEVER GROW OLD1
The Maytals

Coxsone JBL 1113
matrix: R&B EJL 113 A 1H

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I'll Never Grow Old; Sweet Sweet Jenny; Are You Mine; Matthew Mark; My Destination; True Love // Just Got To Be; Treat Me Bad; Hallelujah; Don't Let; War'ne More (aka Study War No More); Tell Me You Love

Jamaican repress with original stamped matrix in a screenprint sleeve. The rear of the sleeve carries the Coxsone logo but there are no printer credits. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

NEVER GROW OLD1
The Maytals (1980s)

Studio One JBL-1113
matrix: R&B EJL 113 A 1H

I'll Never Grow Old; Sweet Sweet Jenny; Are You Mine; Matthew Mark; My Destination; True Love // Just Got To Be; Treat Me Bad; Hallelujah; Don't Let; War No More (aka Study War No More); Tell Me You Love Me

1980s represses with original stamped matrix. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

The red & yellow label carries the Brooklyn, New York address on both sides; the black & white label carries the Brooklyn, New York address on one side and the Brentford Road, Kingston, Jamaica address on the other (note that sides 1 and 2 are transposed). The titles of War No More and Tell Me You Love Me have been slightly readjusted. The rear of the sleeve carries the Coxsone logo but there are no printer credits.

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NEVER GROW OLD2
The Maytals (1990s)

Studio One JBL-1113
matrix: JPL 1113 A / JPL 1113 B

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nevergrowoldJPL11132002

I'll Never Grow Old; Sweet Sweet Jenny; Are You Mine; Matthew Mark; My Destination; True Love; Six And Seventh Books // Just Got To Be; Treat Me Bad; Hallelujah; Don't Let; War No More (aka Study War No More); Tell Me You Love Me; Four Season

1990s US reissue with scribed matrix and two bonus tracks: Six And Seventh Books and Four Season. The labels on the earlier of the two pressings list only six tracks per side. The rear of the sleeve carries the Coxsone logo and "Manufactured by Finyl Vinyl" with the Florida, USA address. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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NEVER GROW OLD3
The Maytals (1997)

Heartbeat CD HB 143

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I'll Never Grow Old; Sweet Sweet Jenny; Are You Mine; Matthew Mark; My Destination; Just Got To Be; Treat Me Bad; Hallelujah; Don't Let; War No More (aka Study War No More); Tell Me You Love Me; Six And Seven Books Of Moses; Four Seasons (Version 1); Four Seasons (Version 2); I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)

Heartbeat CD featuring the original twelve tracks plus four additional tracks: Six And Seven Books Of Moses, Four Seasons (two versions) and I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You). Also included is an informative booklet written by Chris Wilson.

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