Eno* ‎– Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

Virgin EMI Records ‎– ENO2LP2, UMC ‎– 00602557484496
2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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A1 Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
A2 Back In Judy's Jungle
Chorus – The Simplistics
A3 The Fat Lady Of Limbourg
Brass – Andy Mackay
B1 Mother Whale Eyeless
Drums [Extra] – Phil CollinsVocals – Polly Eltes
B2 The Great Pretender
C1 Third Uncle
C2 Put A Straw Under Baby
Strings – Portsmouth Sinfonia
C3 The True Wheel
Chorus – Randi + The Pyramids*
D1 China My China
D2 Taking Tiger Mountain
Chorus – The Simplistics

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With an Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.

Track B2 remains true to the original vinyl pressings and ends in a locked groove in the runout.

℗ 1974 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 2017 Virgin Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 0602557484496
  • Barcode (Text): 0 602557 484496
  • Rights Society: BIEM / SDRM
  • Other (Cat # LP1): 574 845-0
  • Other (Cat # LP1): 00602557484502
  • Other (Cat # LP2): 574 845-2
  • Other (Cat # LP2): 00602557484526
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A): ENO2LP2⋀ / 5748450 MILES ABBEY ROAD ROOM 30 1/2 SPEED BH74436-01A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B): ENO2LP2 / 5748450 MILES ABBEY ROAD ROOM 30 1/2 SPEED BH74436-01B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched C): ENO2LP2⋀ / 5748452 MILES ABBEY ROAD ROOM 30 1/2 SPEED BH74436-02 D1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched D): ENO2LP2⋀ / 5748452 MILES ABBEY ROAD ROOM 30 1/2 SPEED BH74436-01 D1

Other Versions (5 of 85) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9309 Eno* Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9309 UK 1974 Sell This Version
50999 6 84536 2 6, ENOCDX 2 Eno* Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin, EMI, EMI, Astralwerks, Astralwerks 50999 6 84536 2 6, ENOCDX 2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9309 Brian Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)(LP) Island Records ILPS 9309 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 17 Eno* Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)(CD, Album) EG EGCD 17 US 1987 Sell This Version
ILPS 9309 Eno* Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9309 US 1974 Sell This Version


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February 14, 2018

This reissue is remastered brilliantly. What a full, dynamic sound with a great stereo field. The drums sound remarkable, the bass is deep and heavy and the synthesizer cuts through crystal clear. Exceptional detail overall, vocals sound present in the mix. Pressed dead quiet too, no surface noise at all. Listening through speakers, the audio drops are less noticeable and don't seem to bother me, just loses a little clarity during this parts. Sounds excellent nevertheless.


January 2, 2018

truly gem of an album and this remastering by Mr. Showell is also a true gem .
45rpm , 2Lp, audiophile pressing, half-speed-mastering: it couldn´t get better !!


August 16, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
So, I just ripped the LP into audacity and gave an attentive listen with uh... let's say enhanced senses. There are occasional drops in the left channel. And they're not so much drops as they are a small bit where the higher end is not as clear. Definitely noticeable at a loudish volume on headphones. Playing over speakers not at all. Overall, the remaster sounds really great. Much more clarity and easier distinction of the instrumentation and vocals. I'm entirely impressed with this remaster.

Two neat things: 1. The great Pretender ends in a lock groove, so those 'crickets' can go on as long as you like. I took great delight in letting it go until my son went slightly insane and begged me to stop it. Heh heh. 2. there is a small bit of a radio being 'tuned in' before China My China. I can't remember if that was on my EG pressing (long gone now) but it's not on the Astralwerks remaster, so that's cool too.


August 12, 2017
Best sounding Eno ever!
I am totally surprised how much the sound improved, the broadness of the "stage" doubled!
This is the pressing to have, definitely.


August 11, 2017
just sent my copy back as it had intermittent drops in level on the left channel, which was really annoying. Anyone else? a bad batch or are they all like this?


August 9, 2017
Incredible sounding pressing! Puts most other reissues to shame.


August 8, 2017

Absolutely stunning if you had concerns about this release throw them out the window.


August 8, 2017
Hello ,
How does it sound ? good pressing ?