Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Original Album: Premonition
Track: The Violin Song
It's going to take a relatively obscure instrumental to break the developing streak of heavy metal big hitters that has been developing at Song of the Day UK HQ.
Tony MacAlpine is known primarily as a guitar virtuoso, but also as a talented pianist and keyboardist. He has played the keys on early Vinnie Moore albums as well as the majority of his own and toured with Steve Vai primarily as keyboardist, yet for this track he steps aside from the keyboard to let Jens Johansson take over. With Tony Franklin providing bass as well, this ends up not only being a virtuoso show piece, but one of MacAlpine's most memorable 'solo' tracks.