Mentor Playlist: Philip Arkinstall

Mentor Playlist: Philip Arkinstall

We're asking our mentors to tell us their top ten songs of all time, from any genre! Here is Phil Arkinstall's list. We hope you enjoy: you can listen along in our playlist below! What pieces of music are on your top ten?

Philip Arkinstall
Melbourne, Australia

Mentor Playlist: Philip Arkinstall

We're asking our mentors to tell us their top ten songs of all time, from any genre! Here is Phil Arkinstall's list. We hope you enjoy: you can listen along in our playlist below! What pieces of music are on your top ten?

  1. Mondnacht from Liederkreis - Schumann
    Because: It says so much so simply.
  2. Gefrorne Tranen from Winterreise - Schubert
    Because: It describes worlds within us that we perhaps never see otherwise.
  3. Wasserflut from Winterreise - Schubert
    Because: Love the harmonies and flow.
  4. Goodness Gracious Me - Peter Sellars and Sophia Loren
    Because: It makes me either smile hard or laugh every time I hear it!
  5. Englishman in New York - Sting
    Because: Very cool song unlike any other and I played the solos standing next to him on his recent Aussie tour- thats hard to forget!
  6. Retrograde - James Blake
    Because: It's totally original, weird and emotional.
  7. Teardrop - Massive Attack
    Because: It was introduced to me by a friend and broke my resistance to popular things.
  8. She's Always A Woman To Me - Billy Joel
    Because: Great lyrics and a kind of masculine vulnerability.
  9. Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits
    Because: Totally cool and best sax intro ever!
  10. Rain Rain Rain Rain - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
    Because: Rich, unwestern harmony. Totally different from Western music.