Faster & Llouder

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Faster & Llouder
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 4, 1989
Recorded1988
Studio16th Ave. Sound, Nashville, TN[1]
GenreCountry
Length35:50
LabelRCA Nashville
ProducerBill Lloyd
Radney Foster
Rick Will
Foster & Lloyd chronology
Foster & Lloyd
(1987)
Faster & Llouder
(1989)
Version of the Truth
(1990)

Faster & Llouder is the second studio album by American country music duo Foster & Lloyd. It contained their last Top 10 song, "Fair Shake". The other singles released, "Before the Heartache Rolls In" and "Suzette" failed to break into the top 40. The album itself peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It was, however, their only album to appear on the Billboard 200, charting at No. 142.[2]

Content[edit]

The duo co-wrote most of the songs on the album, with Guy Clark co-writing for the successful single "Fair Shake" and Pat Terry co-writing the last track with Bill Lloyd. The track "Before The Heartache Rolls In" was covered by Hootie & the Blowfish in 1997 and included as a B-side to the band's single, "Old Man & Me". Vince Gill contributes his guitar playing skills on the opening track "Faster and Louder".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]

Rudyard Kennedy of AllMusic called the album a "superior example of new country..before the term 'New Country' was invented" and calling the material on the album "Just as good, if not better, than that of the songs on the first album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Faster and Louder" 2:33
2."Fair Shake"Guy Clark, Foster, Lloyd3:26
3."She Knows What She Wants" 3:39
4."Happy for Awhile" 4:08
5."Fat Lady Sings" 4:34
6."After I'm Gone" 3:10
7."I'll Always Be Here Loving You"Foster2:56
8."Suzette"Lloyd2:42
9."Before The Heartache Rolls In" 3:49
10."Lie to Yourself"Lloyd, Pat Terry4:41

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 44
U.S. Billboard 200 142

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1988 "Fair Shake" 5 5
1989 "Before the Heartache Rolls In" 43 77
"Suzette" 48 52

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[1]

Foster & Lloyd[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Faster & Llouder (CD). Foster & Lloyd. RCA Records. 1989. 9587.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Foster & Lloyd > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums)))
  3. ^ a b Kennedy, Rudyard. "Foster & Lloyd — Faster & Llouder". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-08-25.