Faster & Llouder

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Faster & Llouder
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Studio album by Foster & Lloyd
Released 1989
Recorded 16th Ave. Sound, Nashville, TN[1]
Genre Country
Length 35:50
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Bill Lloyd
Radney Foster
Rick Will
Foster & Lloyd chronology
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Faster & Llouder is the second album released 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 while the latter failed to chart at all. The album itself peaked at #44 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It was, however, their only album to appear on the Billboard 200, charting at #142.[2]


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".


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 4.5/5 stars[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]

  • Songs written by Bill Lloyd and Radney Foster unless otherwise noted
  1. "Faster and Louder" - 2:33
  2. "Fair Shake" (Guy Clark, Foster, Lloyd) - 3:26
  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" (Foster) – 2:56
  8. "Suzette" (Lloyd) - 2:42
  9. "Before The Heartache Rolls In" - 3:49
  10. "Lie to Yourself" (Lloyd, Pat Terry) – 4:41

Chart performance[edit]


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


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


As listed in liner notes.[1]

Foster & Lloyd[edit]



  1. ^ a b Faster & Llouder (CD). Foster & Lloyd. RCA Records. 1989. 9587. 
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Foster & Lloyd > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums)))
  3. ^ a b Kennedy, Rudyard. "Foster & Lloyd — Faster & Llouder". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-25.