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The Sanatorium

by Sunblind Lion

This compilation of songs, based on an original short story set in 1927, follows the adventures of a young man who has been remanded to a tuberculosis sanatorium. Against a powerful musical background, the protagonist ultimately prevails.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Introduction
0:30 $0.99
2. Thesis (Phthisis)
3:32 $0.99
3. My Name Is Leonard
4:31 $0.99
4. The Maid with the Emerald Eyes (Leonard's Dream)
5:14 $0.99
5. The Price We Paid
5:09 $0.99
6. You're in No Condition (To Take a Bath All By Yourself)
2:46 $0.99
7. What's Your Name, Honey?
3:39 $0.99
8. Hold to Your Dreams (Dr Bavet's Advice to Leonard)
3:26 $0.99
9. Another Christmas Time
4:23 $0.99
10. Love into Battle
4:24 $0.99
11. The Night We Danced as One
2:51 $0.99
12. Levina's Song (A Perilous Journey)
4:23 $0.99
13. Everything Comes Falling (J. Henry's Lament)
4:32 $0.99
14. The Air They Breathe
7:28 $0.99
15. Rumination
0:51 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Sunblind Lion was formed in 1974 in the small rural community of Plymouth, WI. This group of progressive rock artists released its first LP, Observer, in 1976. It received substantial airplay throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Two years later, the band’s second album, Above and Beyond, was released to critical acclaim. Billboard magazine referred to the band’s musical style as “classic original art rock.” In 1980 the band released its third and final LP, Live Lion, before disbanding. These three distinctly different albums were consistently “characterized by intelligent lyrics, impressive guitar playing, and grandiose keyboard work.”

Several of the band members since then have continued to perform in different musical incarnations, most notably The Dave Steffen Band and Gilbert and the Pirates. Despite their different directions, the members of Sunblind Lion continued to reunite for occasional performances to the delight of their many fans.

Now in 2014 Sunblind Lion is proud to announce its first album release in 33 years! The CD titled The Sanatorium is a unified collection of songs written by Keith Abler and Michael Dellger, two of the major writers of the previous Sunblind Lion LPs. The songs, based on a short story by Dellger and which takes place in 1927, tell the story of a young man, Leonard Koltien, who has been placed in a tuberculosis sanatorium by his elder brother as a ploy to get rid of him. The songs recount Leonard’s experiences at the sanatorium as well as of those whom he meets there.
Six of the original members of Sunblind Lion recorded The Sanatorium at Rock Garden Studios in Appleton, Wisconsin, under the expert production/ engineering skills of Marc Golde, with assistance from the Eager Brothers.
Despite the acclamation the band has received over the years from their previous recordings, the consensus among the members is that this is undoubtedly their very best work to date.



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