16 Tambourines - All Men Are Fools

9x9 Records
(NXN012LP: 5065012641011/NXN012CD: 0615625727203)



Release date: 5/10/2024
Original release date: 12/9/2022

First studio album since 1989.

Limited edition of 200 black vinyl LP with lyric sheet and art print signed by Steve Roberts.

CD with 8 page booklet in jewel case.

Formed in the mid 80s, signed to Arista/BMG, releasing one record and playing their last show for 30 years in 1990, 16 Tambourines burnt bright in a short period of time. Fans and the band themselves have longed for a follow up to the glorious How Green Is Your Valley? for over three decades, and it is finally upon us.

All Men Are Fools is the sophomore release 32 years in the making. Created in parts through lockdown, recorded, mixed, and mastered post lockdown by original members Steve Roberts, Tony Elliott, Tony McGuigan, David Oliver and Susan Bailey, along with some musician friends.

The album is upbeat, sharp, witty and at points scathing. A defiance embodied in the seemingly eternal, joyous struggle to create this body of work. It is described by Steve as Mod, New Wave, Pop & Soul with a couple of jazz chords, just how the band wanted it.

The title of the album All Men Are Fools was the first song Steve wrote specifically for the retooled, remodeled 16 Tambourines, reflecting on a talk with his daughter about boyfriends and why men are as they are.

A Side

1. All Men Are Fools
2. Sky High
3. Celebrate
4. Sweet Libra
5. Sorry

B Side
1. Don’t Throw it Away
2. Jennifer
3. Closed for Business
4. Sun Valley
5. Dark High Land

“We honestly think it’s a better album than our first one.” - Steve Roberts

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