SPP Emergency Backup Tape

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SPP Emergency Backup Tape

Release Date: July 20, 1990
Label:260-0270-90 (C) S. P. T. Inc. SPP EMERGENCY BACKUP TAPE Serial #00153 Deck - 8 07/20/90 - Master CYBERSTAR

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SVHS (Showbiz)

SPP Emergency Backup Tape was a special backup tape, being one of the last few showtapes released for Showbiz Pizza Place's hosting the Rock-afire Explosion.

For some stores, this was the last tape used before Concept Unification would start at their location. Each tape sent after SPP Christmas '89 / Wave Bday would become increasingly more rare as stores would convert to 3-Stages.

Despite the later years of Cyberstar being mostly re-used segments from earlier showtapes, the last showtapes became the "Best of" series, bringing back every single Cyberstar segment for stores to have. It was said at this time that due to the Rock-afire Explosion being phased out, stores could play whatever showtapes they had without sticking to the most recent show. The Best of series could be seen as an encouragement of this.

Emergency Backup Format

As stated in the Concept Unification Installation Manual, the emergency backup tapes were used in the event of a deck failure. A deck failure would mean the store would need to order a consumer stereo deck as a replacement, which could not support the 4-channel audio of a standard showtape. A standard tape had audio on Hifi left/right, with the programming signals on linear left/right, while the emergency tape duplicated the signals to both linear and Hifi left, and the audio to both linear and Hifi right. This resulted in the birthday signals being lost, with only the standard shows being able to play.

Recycled Video Intermissions

This showtape included video segments from other Showbiz Pizza Place & Chuck E Cheese's showtapes.

Show List:

  1. Intermission 1
    1. 6 Minute Countdown
      1. Je ne sais pas pourquoi
      2. The Best Years Of Our Lives
    2. Cyberstar Intro
  2. Segment 1
    1. Kids 1
      1. Row Row Row Your Boat
      2. Mockingbird (Hush Little Baby)
      3. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
      4. Jimmy Cracked Corn
      5. Little Miss Muffet
      6. Jack and Jill
      7. This Old Man
      8. Here We Go Loop de Loop
  3. Intermission 2
    1. 6 Minute Countdown
      1. Through the Storm
      2. Veronica
    2. Cyberstar Intro
  4. Segment 2
    1. Kids 2
      1. Three Little Fishies
      2. The Hokey Pokey
      3. Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf
      4. Turn Around
      5. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  5. Intermission 3
    1. 6 Minute Countdown
      1. Be with You
      2. Room To Move
    2. It's Showtime!
  6. Video 1
    1. Animal Babies In The Wild - Let's All Do The Hop
  7. Intermission 4
    1. 6 Minute Countdown
      1. Hold An Old Friend's Hand (Album Version)
      2. Feel A Whole Lot Better
    2. Cyberstar Intro
  8. Segment 3
    1. Beatles Medley
  1. Intermission 5
    1. 6 Minute Countdown
      1. Real Love
      2. Giving Up On Love (7" R&B Version)
    2. Cyberstar Intro
  2. Segment 4
    1. Oldies Medley
  1. Intermission 6
    1. 6 Minute Countdown
      1. Electric Youth (Deep House Mix)
      2. Windsurfer
    2. It's Showtime!
  2. Video 2
    1. Song City U.S.A - Dinosaurs (We Adore Dinosaurs)


  • The background radio music for the Cyberstar countdowns is from Showbiz Pizza Program 18 cassette tape released a year prior.