Eno* ‎– Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

Island Records ‎– ILPS 9309
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Companies, etc.



A5 runs out to a continuous locked groove.

Album comes in a gatefold sleeve with polylined pale blue Island inner sleeve and 'pink rim' labels which list songs numbered from 1 to 10.
Track timings given as on release.

Recorded at Island Studios, London, September 1974.

Mastered at Trident Studios by Ray Staff

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ILPS 9309 A-3U 'RAYS'
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ILPS 9309 B-4U 'RAYS'

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
23MM 0123 Eno* Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)(LP, Album, Unofficial) Polydor 23MM 0123 Europe 2012 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
EGCD 17, 0777 7 87020 2 3 Eno* Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)(CD, Album, RE) EG, Virgin EGCD 17, 0777 7 87020 2 3 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VJD-28060 Eno* Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)(CD, Album) EG, Virgin Japan VJD-28060 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Y81 9309 Eno* Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)(8-Trk, Album) Island Records Y81 9309 UK 1974 Sell This Version



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July 18, 2017
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) is a loose concept album with topics ranging from espionage to the Chinese Communist revolution. One of Brian Eno's best songs kicks off Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) - the lovely "Burning Airlines Gives You So Much More", with a gorgeous post-Beatles melody and snaky harmonized guitar (an Eno trademark, often played by Robert Fripp on these releases). From there on out, the album expands upon the ideas that began with Here Come The Warm Jets. Slightly more introspective. It's also less sneering. Of course, Bauhaus resonated with Eno's idea of absurdist / glam / experimental pop, later covering this album's sixth song "Third Uncle." Really, this often sounds like Chairs Missing era Wire in spots, and we all know that's a good thing!