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.






(this is actually from a program to the same opera)


Eno Links
The 2005 Reissue
Lyrics at Enoweb
Wikipedia Entry
Review: Pitchfork
Review: PopMatters
Review: Ground And Sky
Review: John McFerrin
Review: Russian?
Tribute by The Jazz Butcher

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

Eno Interview from 1974 - new
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"

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

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
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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