Quotes

“He understood that film-music thing we were looking for. And he found a lot of amazing people. These include the man who played trumpet on Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.”

— Matt Bellamy (Muse)


“David, plain and simple this record would not be what it is without you.  Your time, energy, and brilliant out-of-the-box thinking and writing made my ‘band’ (all 60 of them) soar around these songs.”

— Josh Groban


“You meet a lot of people in various creative endeavors, and you can sense when someone gets it. ‘Getting it’ is a very amorphous, indefinable state of being, but it cuts across all aspects of life…I have this whole soliloquy I sometimes do in our shows about people who get it and people who don’t get it. David is one of those who gets it.”

— Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)


“Dave Campbell- you are so gifted, and I will always look forward to working with you. You take our music to a whole new level, and it wouldn’t be Evanescence without you.”

— Amy Lee (Evanescence)


“…I want to thank a few people. I want to thank Ang Lee for his vision, his support, his guidance. I want to thank…My orchestrator, David Campbell, Bob Bernstein, Ron Goldstein. I want to thank my family, my wife Alejandra, my kids Anna, Luna and Don Juan, and last but not least, I want to dedicate this to my mother, a mi madre, to my country, Argentina, and to all the latinos. Para todos Latinos, muchas gracias, thank you.”

— Gustavo Santaolalla (From his Oscar acceptance speech for “Brokeback Mountain”)


“[My Father] always had an ear for the weirder harmonies. That’s probably what he passed to me”

— Beck


“He never does stuff that’s ordinary. He always takes the records I do up to a higher level. He really does his homework and listens to a song and goes for the throat of the emotion”

— Rob Cavallo (produced Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, Alanis Morissette, etc.)