Something tells me you guys would *not* enjoy a romp through my record collection. Generally, I don't rely much on labels. I've always worked on the principle that you take your great music making where you find it, and "silent surface" pressings, while nice to have, were a distinctly secondary concern; of about 16,500 LP entries in my catalogue (individual performances, not records), only 331 are on Philips. Philips made some nice records, but it also had some really middle-of-the-road interpreters in its stable. Moreover, while Alfred Brendel's tone, as heard in concert, was not lush, my impression was that it was a good bit warmer and more appealing than it came across in his rather dry Philips recordings. By the by, Angels and Columbias may not have been the quietest of pressings, but they were by no means the worst, either. Ever hear an American Royale? Or Allegro? Or Remington? Sandpaper city!