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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Southall   (Member)

I've just read the sad news that David Wishart has passed away after a battle with cancer.

He was an album producer of some repute, bringing out albums of classic film music on his Cloud Nine label long before it was fashionable to do so, supervising re-recordings and latterly writing fine liner notes for others' albums.

He was also a frequent contributor to this board, providing wit and insight.

Most importantly, he was a warm man with the kindest imaginable heart. I was lucky enough to meet him on several occasions.

Rest in peace, David.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Oblicno   (Member)

That's terrible news. I remember that he posted here. Rest in Peace.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Really sad news. I'm lucky enough to have some of his CDs & always enjoyed reading his posts here. Another fine person gone.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   Geoffers   (Member)

I've just read the sad news that David Wishart has passed away after a battle with cancer.

I echo everything James wrote. Dave was an inspiration to many budding film music producers and would answer questions with patience, enthusiasm and good humour.

He will be very much missed by many, I'm certain.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

This is sad. I had no idea. In the years since film score discussion has taken to the Internet, David Wishart's courteous, infinitely patient, and endlessly knowledgeable postings (here and elsewhere)have been the highest credit to the medium. If he had not been a busy record producer, he would surely have been a great educator. We all know how much ignorance and foolishness are abroad on the Web. David, in his prime, would invariably take time to put people right. And he did it in a modest and rational fashion, even in the face of the most idiotic criticism.

I am sorry that I never met the man. I shall always treasure his wisdom.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

These are very sad news!

He was the first soundtrack producer whose name was the first that I could remember (CNR, Silva Screen, and, of course the EMI (UK) series etc).

I always enjoyed his posts here on the board, when he shared his knowledge and showed his great wit. I only had a brief contact with him through email a couple of months ago. He was very encouraging and kind to me.

May he rest in peace.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

David very kindly sent me a complimentary copy of THE GAMBLER several years ago when I inquired about it.....very sorry to hear this sad news.......

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Tadlow   (Member)

I've just read the sad news that David Wishart has passed away after a battle with cancer.

David had been not only a colleague for well over 20 years but a great friend for even more years than that.

He was a great influence in helping me in the early years of setting up Silva Screen Records , and of course produced real gems for both Silva and his own Cloud Nine brand.

When I went freelance and started working on projects like THE GUNS OF NARVARONE, David was always their for me to offer help and advice, and of course supply his nothing short of poetic sleevenotes.

When I last spoke to David before Christmas, despite is illness, he was more than keen to be at the Rozsa/Sherlock Holmes sessions...and had already started work on what were sure to be more elegant sleeve notes. Unfortunately it was not to be.

The new recording will be dedicated to him and his memory.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

Awful news, more so because I'm sure very few knew of his illness. I enjoyed many of his projects and loved to read his album notes for various scores and compilations. My sympathies.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   john mansell   (Member)

I remember David from the Horror sessions for Silva Screen and also his help on things when I was writing notes for CD,s he was such a gentle and kind man, and he will be sadly missed, rest in peace David.....JM

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I only knew the man through his recording, his comments here, and his liner notes, but I noticed his name on so many favorite CDs many years ago. I'm very sorry to read about his passing.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Truly a gentlemen and prolific film music critic. It was nice to have chated with him on these messageborads. His absence was duely noted


 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

Very sorry to hear this sad news. I met David a few times and found him to be as courteous as others have said. He produced so many really excellent and important albums which would otherwise never have seen the light of day. He was very generous in not only sending me advance copies of his recordings for review, but in also taking the trouble to write at length about the musical content and about the recording sessions. He will be sorely missed.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)

David I'll miss you. Thanks for everything.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

For anyone wishing to know more about David and his work:

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

I'm sorry to hear that. We had a bit of a heated discussion on the board last fall, and I was remembering that as I read this news.

Regardless, the "More Music from the Fall of the Roman Empire" was one of David's productions, an incredible CD of Tiomkin's score. I will remember David for that.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Very sad news indeed. Mr. Wishart, RIP.

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

If I correctly recall, David's moniker here was "Musickco"

 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

David was one of film music's nicest people. Truly sad news.


 Posted:   Jan 18, 2007 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   siriami   (Member)

David will be sadly missed. One of nature's gentlemen indeed.
I used to correspond with him occasionally way back in the early days of soundtrack collecting, and he was instrumental in getting many rare (at that time) Herrmann and Rozsa soundtracks out on vinyl and cassette tape to fellow collectors.
It is really fitting that the forthcoming "Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes" CD will be dedicated to him.

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