Album review
Look At The Heart
Melchizedek Music
08 - 04 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Open Up
  2. Look At The Heart
  3. Give A Little Love
  4. Somebody Wrong
  5. How Long ?
  6. Praise You
  7. Their Own Sight
  8. Gain The World
  9. Who We Are
  10. Praise B4 Battle
  11. Dub Sight
  12. Praise You Dub
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3

"Look At The Heart" is the third album of Zema, a female reggae artist who established herself as a prominent musician on the Los Angeles reggae scene through recording and performing as a vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist. With her latest delivery Zema had to difficult task to, at least, match her previous released well received fine album "Stranger In The Gates". She fully succeeded and even managed to surpass the latter. As ever Zema's strength is built on the performance of mainly original material, which - as always - reflects her deep spirituality, dedication and talent. Accompanied by such fine musicians as Zacky and Debo (both original members of the Twinkle Brothers), Haile Maskel, Shakaman Likkle D, and featuring a guest appearance by nyabinghi master Ras Michael, Zema's talents as singer/songwriter, arranger and producer shine bright. Furthermore renown Jamaican engineer Scientist deserves the credits for expertly mixing this solid album. Best tunes are the cover of Johnny Osbourne's "Give A Little", "How Long ?", "Praise You" and "Their Own Sight".

Teacher & Mr. T.