The album features classic Bob Marley and The Wailers tracks that were produced and recorded by Lee “Scratch” Perry in 1968. Producer Doctor Dread came up with the idea of having U-Roy add his rap/toasting spin.
Citizen Bravo is Matt Brennan, a dual citizen of Canada and Scotland. Citizen Bravo, his latest creative project, was conceived as a "music and research experiment." The album is a celebration of Scottish poet, singer, musician, songwriter, artist and humorist Ivor Cutler. "This ambitious project is a pioneering experiment in the field of imaginary archaeology: a sonic conjuring of a decades-old fictional island. The underlying concept of the album was to resurrect the mythical island of Y’Hup - a territory which Ivor Cutler dreamt up and described throughout his early recordings. Here, the island has been populated with distinct Scottish voices alongside new arrangements of Cutler's music, featuring a large number of high profile guest artists..."