180gm Vinyl Reissue
'Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)' is the second solo album by English musician Brian Eno.
Produced by Eno, it was originally released by Island Records in November 1974. Unlike his previous album 'Here Come the Warm Jets,' Eno used a core band of five instrumentalists (keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and percussion) and used fewer guest musicians.
Also participating was guitarist and co-writer Phil Manzanera, who had played with Eno in Roxy Music. To help guide the production of the album, Eno and Peter Schmidt developed instruction cards called Oblique Strategies to use through the creative process of the album.
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) is a loose concept album with topics ranging from espionage to the Chinese Communist revolution. The album's music has an upbeat and bouncy sound but with dark lyrical themes.
Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
Back In Judy's Jungle
Fat Lady Of Limbourg
Mother Whale Eyeless
The Great Pretender
Put A Straw Under Baby
The True Wheel
China My China
Taking Tiger Mountain