Label
Epic
Release date
1987
Running length
17 tracks
Running time
81:58

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 I Don't Know (live) 5:40 15,181
2 Crazy Train (Live) 5:19 5,147
3 Believer (Live) 5:08 1,542
4 Mr. Crowley (Live) 5:37 3,716
5 Flying High Again (live) 4:17 6,382
6 Revelation (Mother Earth) (Live) 5:58 1,152
7 Steal Away (The Night) (With Drum Solo) (Live) 8:02 825
8 Drum Solo 5:04 8,480
8 Suicide Solution (live) 7:46 6,418
9 Iron Man (Live) 2:50 2,088
10 Guitar Solo 2:50 8,922
10 Children Of The Grave (Live) 5:56 1,367
11 Paranoid (Live) 2:52 9,840
12 Goodbye to Romance (live) 5:24 6,861
13 No Bone Movies (Live) 4:03 1,284
14 Dee (Randy Rhoads Studio Out-Takes) 4:22 5,471
16 Dee 0:50 88,178

About this album

Tribute is a live album by Ozzy Osbourne. Released on March 19, 1987, it was reissued on August 22, 1995 and again remastered and reissued in 2002 with Bruce Dickinson (not the singer from Iron Maiden) as the reissue executive producer.

The album was released in memory of Rhoads, guitarist for Osbourne’s band between 1980 and 1982, who died in a plane crash exactly 5 years earlier, on March 19, 1982. It showcases Rhoads’ guitar work onstage. Particularly notable is the song “Suicide Solution”, which features an unaccompanied guitar solo by Rhoads. The album also includes outtakes of the classical-influenced acoustic guitar piece, “Dee”, a song Rhoads wrote for his mother Delores, and which was originally included on the debut album Blizzard of Ozz. These outtakes include Rhoads talking. Also the last bars of “Dee” can be heard in the outro and ending of “Goodbye To Romance”.

The songs from “I Don’t Know” through to “Paranoid” are recorded live in Cleveland, Ohio on May 11, 1981. Rhoads’ guitar solo spot in “Suicide Solution” is taken from the show in Montreal, Quebec on July 28, 1981. “Goodbye to Romance” and “No Bone Movies” are rumoured to be taken from the very first Blizzard tour, possibly from Southampton on September 2, 1980. These two tracks feature Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake.

The album was originally intended to be released in 1982 but, due to Randy Rhoads’ death, the album was shelved. Instead, another live album, Speak of the Devil (which featured an entire set of Black Sabbath songs, and future Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis replacing Rhoads) was issued later that same year.

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