Enid Rose Weir - Keeping My Eyes On The Cross

Tuesday 1st February 2000
Enid Rose Weir - Keeping My Eyes On The Cross
Enid Rose Weir - Keeping My Eyes On The Cross

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Birmingham-based Kingship are an independent gospel label releasing what they describe as soul stirring gospel music. This cassette is their first release and features the old fashioned gospel of Enid Rose Weir. Original songs with an age-old message, style-wise this sounds like something from the late 70s in terms of the contemporary gospel fee! of the arrangements. Occasionally on songs like "Though The Storms Of Life Are Raging", there's a good old gospel stomping taking place which takes the musical influences even further back. Strong on message and inspiration, these are songs that are designed to minisĀ­ter. The testimony song "Because Of You I Am Living" is a slow ballad with plenty of organ and faint horns whereas the title cut is a slice of country gospel complete with violin solo! "Use Me Lord I Am Thine" sounds like a '60s easy listening track with jangly guitar and horn stabs! In places Enid is a little lacking vocally but that is rectified by the presence of label mate Sonia King keeping everything in order. Gospel music like this which eschews the modern trend to add in urban influences is never going to go out of fashion and Enid's songs have the power to encourage and stir.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Alex Scarlett in Birmingham @ 05:01 on Mar 28 2016

I have grew since the age of 6 listening to my idol and 2nd Nanny, De Enid Rose Weir, please keep serving God and love your career and I love you Enid Rose Weir and I will keep listening to your music you created for God in my ford transits vans and focus cars.
I love you.

Posted by Winston in Kent @ 01:43 on Jul 30 2008

You are an inspiration to all of your family and to the many Jamaicans out there - keep the faith Auntie!

The Banana song is so so special.

We want to see some more of your work - poems, stories etc.

Posted by donoovan dyer in canada @ 22:36 on Aug 29 2007


I am proud of you and your achievements. Keep lifting the blood stain banner of Jesus with your music. Eagerly awaiting your next album.



Reply by ANONYMOUS in Birmingham @ 01:39 on Jul 30 2008

i have seen sis Enid at the B,ham National indoor arena (NIA) and she had the audience rockin!.When are we going to see her perform her complete repetouir? ie "The old grip routine",Folk stories etc?

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Posted by leroy weir in brighton @ 00:29 on May 28 2007

my nanny is the best in the west

God bless my nanny

Posted by pauline in amsterdam @ 23:19 on Nov 28 2005

great that your out there darling

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