SoulTracks Lost Gem: The long lost Heatwave movie soundtrack

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    Back in 1979, the international band Heatwave was at its commercial peak. And in between their Central Heating and Hot Property discs, group members were brought in to participate in the soundtrack of the star-studded World War II action comedy movie, Escape to Athena. Boasting a cast that included Roger Moore, David Niven, Richard Roundtree and many more, the movie was expected to be a winner, and the inclusion of the red hot Heatwave would be a strong addition.

    Heatwave's entry, "Keep Tomorrow For Me," was written by group member (and now iconic songwriter) Rod Temperton and producer Barry Blue. "Keep Tomorrow" began with a Mediterranean music feel (a nod to the Greek island location of the movie), but soon progressed into the kind of funk-dance sound that dominated Central Heating, with lead vocals from Johnny Wilder and strong group harmonies.

    Back in 1979, the international band Heatwave was at its commercial peak. And in between their Central Heating and Hot Property discs, group members were brought in to participate in the soundtrack of the star-studded World War II action comedy movie, Escape to Athena. Boasting a cast that included Roger Moore, David Niven, Richard Roundtree and many more, the movie was expected to be a winner, and the inclusion of the red hot Heatwave would be a strong addition.

    Heatwave's entry, "Keep Tomorrow For Me," was written by group member (and now iconic songwriter) Rod Temperton and producer Barry Blue. "Keep Tomorrow" began with a Mediterranean music feel (a nod to the Greek island location of the movie), but soon progressed into the kind of funk-dance sound that dominated Central Heating, with lead vocals from Johnny Wilder and strong group harmonies.

    Unfortunately, the movie was a bust and the song died along with it. But it has continued to have some popularity, both for Heatwave fans who cherish this period in the group's history, and for diehard Temperton fans.

    "Keep Tomorrow For Me" is truly worthy of the Lost Gem treatment. Check it out below and tell us what you think.

    By Chris Rizik