For those who like to classify songs, “Too Much Is Not Enough” might be considered a “group duet.” The combination of the Bellamy Brothers and the Forester Sisters seemed a natural, based on their interactive history.
Christy Forester recalls that she and her sisters met Howard & David Bellamy at Fan Fair in 1985. The Bellamys had heard about the girls through the Foresters’ cousin, Dean Holtzhower, who years earlier had taught Howard & David in Sunday school.
Following the Fan Fair meeting, the Bellamys asked the sisters to sing backing vocals on a record for them. Naturally, the Foresters agreed and Howard & David sent them a demo to learn.
In the meantime, the Bellamys had already cut tracks on “Too Much Is Not Enough.” David had written the song in Cologne, West Germany during a snowstorm, with the assistance of their piano player, Ron Taylor. It occurred to the Bellamys to turn that song into a duet with the Foresters, instead of the other tune they originally sent to the sisters.