"Music Goes Round and Round"
"When Will I Be Loved"
"Born To Run"
"Beach Boys Medley" (Good Vibrations, Barbara Ann)
"One On One"
This was one of the Rock-afire's compilation Showtapes containing previously released songs. This Showtape came out in 1985 and began a lull in new Rock-afire material that lasted until the release of the Liberty Show in 1986. All in all it was a decent collection of earlier songs and a well-rounded musical arrangement.
Top 10 Hits of 1985
- Despite being called the top hits of 1985, all of these songs were released in 1983 or before.
- Elvira was originally supposed to be included on Country Night
but was removed as an outtake.
- This version is missing the intro segment that was included in the original 1982 Tribute to Abbey Road
-2.5 out of 5 Tokens-
Another sub-par Rock-afire showtape that could have been made much better. A greatest hits run of songs is nice to see and offers a chance for people who might have missed the shows the first time around a second chance to see them, but in this case offers nothing new to make the tape interesting. In the 1982 New Years Eve
showtape, new intro segments were recorded which gave the tape a bit of continuity and theme that spiced up an otherwise dull collection of hits. Had that been done for this tape, my opinions about it would be far different.
It should be noted that the merger between ShowBiz Pizza Place and Pizza Time Theatre (to become ShowBiz Pizza Time Inc.) occured in late 1984 / early 1985. Due to the aqusition of the bankrupt PTT empire, and an unstable market, finances were extremely tight and the newly configured ShowBiz was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy itself. With funding and contracts undergoing revision, ShowBiz and Creative Engineering began to be at odds with each other on the production of new show material.
Much of what is released from this point on is material produced by ShowBiz (not CEI) using voice impersonators. The influx of new material from Creative isn't really seen until the late 1980s during the 'birthday wave' or Cyberstar formatted tapes.