Max has teamed up with British producer Daniel Boyle, who had recently finished a long stint working with Lee Scratch Perry on rekindling the Black Ark sound for a number of releases. Daniels vision for the Max Romeo project was to take the rekindled Black Ark studio set up, which he and Lee had created at Daniels Rolling Lion studio in London, and blend a mix of the old and new with it, to create a follow-on from War Ina Babylon. The idea was to make a truly heavyweight roots reggae album; driven by Max Romeos powerful and conscious lyrics. For this project, Daniel and Max rounded up some of Lee Perrys old Upsetters line-up, including Vin Gordon on trombone, Robbie Lyn on keyboards, and Glen DaCosta on saxophone, blending these veteran Jamaican studio legends with Daniels ever evolving Rolling Lion All Stars session band, to create a reggae super group, with some added input from Lee Scratch Perry himself on percussion, effects and backing vocals. To complete the concept, Daniel connected with Tony Wright, who was bought on to design and hand-paint the cover art. Tony was responsible for hand painting many famous album covers during the 1970s and beyond, including Bob Marley and the Wailers Natty Dread, Lee Perrys seminal dub album Super Ape, Junior Murvins Police and Thieves, Ijahman Levis Haile I Hymn, and many more.