Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

by Brian EnoBrian Eno


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Continuing the twisted pop explorations of Here Come the Warm Jets, Eno's sophomore album, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), is more subdued and cerebral, and a bit darker when he does cut loose, but it's no less thrilling once the music reveals itself. It's a loose concept album -- often inscrutable, but still playful -- about espionage, the Chinese Communist revolution, and dream associations, with the more stream-of-consciousness lyrics beginning to resemble the sorts of random connections made in dream states. Eno's richly layered arrangements juxtapose very different treated sounds, yet they blend and flow together perfectly, hinting at the directions his work would soon take with the seamless sound paintings of Another Green World. Although not quite as enthusiastic as Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain is made accessible through Eno's mastery of pop song structure, a form he would soon transcend and largely discard.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 5099968453626
catalogNumber: 861759
Rank: 30541


  1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
  2. Back in Judy's Jungle
  3. The Fat Lady of Limbourg
  4. Mother Whale Eyeless
  5. The Great Pretender
  6. Third Uncle
  7. Put a Straw Under Baby
  8. The True Wheel
  9. China My China
  10. Taking Tiger Mountain

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Eno   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,electronics
Phil Collins   Drums,Guest Appearance
Phil Manzanera   Guitar
Robert Wyatt   Percussion,Background Vocals
Polly Eltes   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Andy Mackay   Brass,Guest Appearance
Portsmouth Sinfonia   Strings,Guest Appearance
Brian Turrington   Bass
Fred Smith   Drums
David Hill   electronics
Randy & The Pyramids   Strings
Simplistics   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Phil Manzanera   Arranger
Rhett Davies   Engineer
Brian Eno   Arranger,Producer
Brian Turrington   Arranger

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