Taking Tiger Mountain(by Strategy) CD (2004)

Artist: Brian Eno

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Label Caroline Distribution
SKU 61003652
UPC 724357728829
UPC 14 00724357728829
Format CD
Release Date 6/1/2004
Author Brian Eno
Associated Artist/Work Bang On A Can
Associated Artist/Work Brook, Michael
Associated Artist/Work Budd, Harold
Associated Artist/Work Byrne, David
Associated Artist/Work Cale, John
Associated Artist/Work Cluster
Associated Artist/Work Deane, J. A.
Associated Artist/Work Eno Moebius Roedelius
Associated Artist/Work Fripp & Eno
Associated Artist/Work Fripp, Robert
Associated Artist/Work Harmonia
Associated Artist/Work Harmonia (Electronic)
Associated Artist/Work Harmonia 76
Associated Artist/Work Hassell, Jon
Associated Artist/Work Hassell, Jon (Trumpet)
Associated Artist/Work Holland, Rick
Associated Artist/Work Jaar, Nicolas
Associated Artist/Work Jon Hassell & Brian Eno
Associated Artist/Work Karl Hyde
Associated Artist/Work Moebius
Associated Artist/Work New Composers
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Roedelius
Associated Artist/Work Schwalm, J. Peter
Technical Info
Engineer Robert Davies
Producer Brian Eno
CatalogID ENOCD 2
Lable Name Virgin
Released 05/31/2004
Original Release 1974
Number of Discs 1
Length 48m : 14s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724357728829
Musical Guests
Phil Collins
Phil Manzanera
Andy MacKay
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Brian Eno (vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming); Polly Eltes (vocals); Phil Manzanera (guitar); Portsmouth Sinfonia (strings); Andy Mackay (brass); Brian Turrington (bass guitar); Phil Collins, Fred Smith (drums); Robert Wyatt (percussion, background vocals); Randy & The Pyramids, The Simplistics (background vocals).
TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN (BY STRATEGY), Brian Eno's sophomore solo outing, is a grab bag of freaky, science-fiction-dipped confections. Filled with a battery of innovative, unsettling effects, the album is darker and more complex than HERE COME THE WARM JETS. The artist shows an increasing willingness to experiment with texture, as on "The Great Pretender," whose whirling, oozing keyboard line and synthesized vocals approximate delirium tremens or a hatching hive of maggots, or on "Put A Straw Under Baby," which features the Portsmouth Sinfonia, whose members have no knowledge of their instruments.
Yet Eno's grasp of melody and songcraft is everywhere: on the bouncing, absurdist/philosophical "Burning Airlines (Give You So Much More)," and on straight-out rockers, like the deliciously intense "Third Uncle" (which is propelled by the churning guitar of Roxy Music's Phil Manzenera, and is, arguably, the album's highlight). Concurrent with David Bowie's ALADDIN SANE-era alien aesthetic, Eno's tunes are even more otherwordly and warped than his glam cohort, making use of the full palette of bizarro synthesizer effects and creepy-cheeky postures. The songs, however, are as inventive and appealing as their treatments, and make for Eno's most solid--and experimental--pop album. TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN holds up magnificently, even years on in the artist's brilliant career.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.102) - 5 stars out of 5 - "Eno has done more than anyone to bring us round to the pleasures of texture over text..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.123) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Silly songs, quirky playing, bizarre chord changes are all there..."
Disc 1
1 Burning Airlines Gives You So Much More
2 Back In Judy's Jungle
3 Fat Lady Of Limbourg, The
4 Mother Whale Eyeless
5 Great Pretender, The
6 Third Uncle
7 Put A Straw Under Baby
8 True Wheel, The
9 China My China
10 Taking Tiger Mountain
Product Attributes
Artist Eno,Brian
Music Format Compact Disc

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