Fans of Brian Eno's second solo album know the story of how the title of this album came from the Maoist revolutionary opera of the same name: Eno came across a set of picture postcards which fascinated him, and was inspired to create an album that is quite unlike any of his other works. Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy

Reproduced on this page are the cover and several of the most interesting images from a set of cards that is probably similar to the one Eno talks about. I came across the set in a Shanghai market a few years ago, and hope that others find them as fascinating as I do.

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Eno Links



The 2005 Reissue
Lyrics at Enoweb
Wikipedia Entry
Review: Pitchfork
Review: PopMatters
Review: Ground And Sky
Review: John McFerrin
Review: Russian?
Peter Schmidt Cover Art - new

Covers/Remakes
Doug Hilsinger/Caroleen Beatty - 30th Anniversary Remake
Plastic Billionaires - Bankrupting Tiger Mountain (by Credit Default Swap)

Video
Eno Interview from 1974
Eno Promo "China My China"
Plastic Billionaires "Burning Airlines Give You So Much More"
Plastic Billionaires "The Fat Lady of Limbourg"
Plastic Billionaires "Taking Tiger Mountain"
Built To Spill "Third Uncle"
Music For Enophiles "Burning Airlines" - new
Music For Enophiles "Back In Judy's Jungle" - new
Music For Enophiles "Third Uncle" - new
Music For Enophiles "The True Wheel" - new
Enorchestra "Back In Judy's Jungle" - new
Enorchestra "The Great Pretender" - new

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China Links



"Taking Tiger Mountain" on YouTube - new
The opera "Taking Tiger Mountain" on VideoCD: 1, 2
Wikipedia Entry
The Peking Revolutionary Opera
The Development Of Beijing Opera
The Model Operas
More Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Cards

Video
Excerpt from Taking Tiger Mountain
Excerpt from Taking Tiger Mountain
Excerpt from Taking Tiger Mountain
Excerpt from Taking Tiger Mountain
Orchestral excerpt from Taking Tiger Mountain
Excerpt from Red Detachment Of Women
Red Detachment Of Women at archive.org
Red Detachment Of Women vs. Dark Side Of The Moon
Excerpt from White Haired Girl
Short clips from The East Is Red
The East Is Red - part 1 of 12
Opening from documentary Yang Ban Xi: The 8 Model Works


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