Tribute review by Ozzy Osbourne

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  • Released: Jan 1, 1987
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.4 (51 votes)
Ozzy Osbourne: Tribute
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Sound — 10
This is a Tribute by Ozzy Osbourne to his dead (and friggin' awesome)guitarist, Randy Rhoads. It is a live album featuring Rhoads in concert, and they play all tracks from the debut Blizzard of Ozz and a couple of tracks from 2nd album Diary of a Madman. The final track is a studio out-take for "Dee", an instrumental by Randy Rhoads, and I prefer that one better than the actual "Dee" featured on Blizzard. For the live tracks, they are of awesome detail. There is a drum solo after "Steal Away (The Night)", and the best guitar solo in the world by Rhoads after "Suicide Solution". Ozzy sung as great as anytime. The also had 3 Sabbath songs, "Iron Man", "Children of the Grave", and "Paranoid".

Lyrics — 10
Ozzy is one of the kings of Metal singers. The songs' lyrics all have a sort of meaning. A little different than Sabbath, but still inspiring.

Overall Impression — 10
There maybe more live albums of better quality than this one, but Tribute is unique. If it got stolen, steal it back or buy it again! The tracks I really compliment the most is "Mr. Crowley", "Revelation (Mother Earth)", "Suicide Solution", "Children of the Grave", "Goodbye to Romance", and the bonus track "Dee (Randy Rhoads studio out-takes)", which I get hooked onto the first time I hear it. You won't regret this! Buy It Now!

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