Tribute is the third live album by Yanni, recorded live at the Taj Mahal, India and the Forbidden City, Beijing, China from March to May 1997. The album peaked at No. 1 on “Billboard’s “Top New Age Album” chart and at No. 21 on the “Billboard 200″ chart in the same year. The corresponding concert tour in 1998 was the Tribute World Tour 1998.
Tribute pays musical homage to India on several songs; Greek-born composer and keyboardist Yanni describes the album as a tribute to the builders of the Taj and the Forbidden City, as well as to the people of India and China. Yanni’s ethereal keyboard work is backed by orchestra, vocalists, a choir, and various world instruments including didgeridoo, duduk, charango, and bamboo saxophone.