On Your Lovelight
two Jeff Christie songs were used in the movie Outer
Touch, an English sex comedy released in 1979.
Spaced Out, it was released on DVD in the
US in 2006 and in Europe in August 2007. Curiously, it stars Barry Stokes,
who was also the principal actor in a movie called The
Ups and Downs of a Handyman, which featured music by Vic Elmes!
premise surrounds a spaceship full of spacewomen landing on Earth for
repairs. The crew, never having seen men before, soon discover that
men can give them something they never ever dreamed of. It is a fun
little farce that has its critics but also some fans who regard it as
a cult film.
recalls: "After the solo album
was completed, the co-producer told me that two of the tracks were featured
in this film which I eventually saw on release when it played at the
now-defunct Plaza cinema in Leeds. I remember sitting through this 'serious
art house' film with a mixture of embarrasment and excitement, waiting
to hear my songs played on the silver screen over a big cinema sound
system and at one of Leeds' then major cinemas. The Plaza would often
play risque movies and I went to the matinee performance and sort of
crept in hoping no one would see me. It was a thrill hearing the songs
in that context, but can't say the same for the script, plot, or acting.
Another notch on the bedpost though, and when I really wanted to write
for movies, it was a start!
don't recall being paid anything, but RK records still were hoping to
get the album released and I suppose if that would have happened everything
would have been registered and I might've got something."