Had a chance to listen to those two records recently. Never was happy with COL thin sounding versions. Reissue from 2014 was just perfect. To my even greater surprise, assuming digital MCA First Rays was good too, heavy and pleasent to my ears. Surprise, surprise. Jimi at his best. I'd like to know what other people on this site think about a difference. However 2014 COL might be final ersion, there is something in full, hard, out in your face FR from 1997. This site is known for fine Hendrix threads and I hardly wait to read posts.