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1501 MILES OF HEAVEN

1501 Miles Of Heaven


It's ironic that Texas native Eddie Dean moved to Chicago in the '30s. Many of his cowboy songs painted such vivid pictures of life in rural, small-town America, and Chicago is about as urban as it gets. But even when Dean was living in the Windy City, he was still a Texan to the core -- and his Texas roots assert themselves in a major way on 1501 Miles of Heaven. This two-CD collection, which Allegro assembled for its Roots of Country label in 2001, is full of gems that are the essence of '40s and '50s cowboy music -- it doesn't get much more Western than "Rose of Santa Fe," "Red Sails in the Sunset," "Whoopie Ti Yi Yo," and "Oregon Trail." And Dean wasn't strictly a cowboy singer; he handles honky tonk impressively well on the tear-jerker "I'm a Stranger in My Home" and Ernest Tubb's "Walking the Floor Over You," while the 1948 classic "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)" successfully combines country and pre-rock pop sensibilities. But as captivating as 1501 Miles of Heaven is, the collection isn't without its problems. Roots of Country fails to list either personnel or recording dates, and for serious collectors that type of laziness is infuriating. Further, many of Dean's definitive recordings are missing, including "On the Banks of the Old San Juan" and his most famous song, "I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven." But while 1501 Miles of Heaven is far from ideal, it does have a lot of good points and is worth acquiring for those interested in hearing more than Dean's most basic and essential work. ~ Alex Henderson, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Columbia River Entertainment Group
  • UPC: 723724085527
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Track listings

  • 1. Sleepy Time In Caroline
  • 2. This Lonely World
  • 3. Spring Has Come To Missouri
  • 4. Red Sails In The Sunset
  • 5. Oregon Trail
  • 6. I'm A Stranger In My Home
  • 7. I Was Wrong
  • 8. One You Must Choose
  • 9. Careless Darlin'
  • 10. Dream Rose
  • 11. 1501 Miles Of Heaven
  • 12. Put A Little Sweetnin' In Your Love
  • 13. Fools Gold
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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