Among the ranks of singers, only Johnny Clarke comes close to challenging Bob Marley and Dennis Brown for reggae's crown, through his unequaled run of hit songs. His output of mid-70s classics powered by producer Bunny "Striker" Lee, give Clarke status among the top artists of the period and contemporary relevance on the live show and reggae festival circuit. Many of Johnny's classic roots recordings gathered here, were given international exposure in the 1998 release Dreader Dread issued by the esteemed Blood & Fire label. Expanded and re-mastered, the release of the 2LP-set Creation Rebel captures the very essence of what is now regarded as the golden age of roots music. Newly composed liner notes by Noel Hawks.