Rewind (Rascal Flatts album)

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Rewind
Studio album by Rascal Flatts
Released May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)
Genre Country
Length 47:40 (Standard Edition)
61:54 (Target and iTunes deluxe edition)
Label Big Machine
Producer Howard Benson
Dann Huff
Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts chronology
Changed
(2012)
Rewind
(2014)
Singles from Rewind
  1. "Rewind"
    Released: January 21, 2014
  2. "Payback"
    Released: June 16, 2014

Rewind is the ninth studio album by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released on May 13, 2014 via Big Machine Records.[1][2] The album was produced by Rascal Flatts, Howard Benson and Dann Huff.[3] A deluxe edition is available at Target with four bonus tracks.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[5]
Country Weekly B+[6]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[7]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated the album four stars out of five, writing that "it's hard not to succumb to Rascal Flatts' smooth touch."[5] At Country Weekly, Bob Paxman graded the album a B+, stating that "Rewind is a great-sounding album that brings Flatts back to country's forefront."[6] At USA Today, Brian Mansfield rated the album two-and-a-half stars out of five, remarking how "The trio retools its style with mixed results", yet it's "High-flown ballads remain a strength, and Joe Don Rooney fans will thrill to his guitar work": however, "Elsewhere, the group just sounds as if like it's trying to keep up with the times."[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted on its release at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart with sales of 61,000 in the US.[8] As of August 2014, the album has sold 165,000 copies in the US.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Payback"   Aaron Eshuis, Neil Mason, Ryan Hurd Howard Benson 2:59
2. "Rewind"   Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Eric Paslay Rascal Flatts 3:24
3. "I Have Never Been to Memphis"   Eric Holljes, Ian Holljes, Marcus Hummon Benson 4:08
4. "DJ Tonight"   Meghan Trainor, Jesse Frasure, Shay Mooney Rascal Flatts 3:47
5. "Powerful Stuff"   Gregg Wattenberg, Derek A. E. Fuhrmann, Brett James Benson 3:15
6. "Riot"   Jaron Boyer, Sara Haze Rascal Flatts 3:50
7. "Night of Our Lives"   Ben Hayslip, Jimmy Yeary Benson 3:28
8. "I Like the Sound of That"   Meghan Trainor, Jesse Frasure, Shay Mooney Rascal Flatts 3:29
9. "Aftermath"   Ben Caver, Megan Conner, Brian White Benson 3:39
10. "I'm on Fire"   Sean McConnell, Tobias Lundgren, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson Rascal Flatts 3:56
11. "Life's a Song"   Jeffrey Steele, Brandon Hood, James T. Slater Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts 4:08
12. "Honeysuckle Lazy"   Neil Thrasher, Michael Dulaney, Shane Minor Rascal Flatts 4:02
13. "The Mechanic"   Jaren Johnston, Tony Lane Rascal Flatts 3:32
Total length:
47:40

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Allmusic.[10]
  • Tim Akers - keyboards, piano
  • Keith Armstrong - assistant
  • Alexander Attalla - assistant
  • Adam Ayan - mastering
  • Leann Bennett - production coordination
  • Howard Benson - keyboards, producer, programming, backing vocals
  • Drew Bollman - assistant
  • Sandi Spika Borchetta - art direction
  • David Campbell- conductor, string arrangements
  • John Catchings - cello
  • Steve Churchyard - String Engineer
  • Kevin Connolly - Violin
  • Dorian Crozier - Drums
  • Eric Darken - Percussion
  • Paul DeCarli - digital editing
  • Anthony Diaz Deleon - assistant
  • Jay DeMarcus - bass, mandolin, producer, programming, backing vocals
  • Dan Dugmore - steel guitar
  • Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick - cello
  • Leland Elliott - assistant
  • Nina Evtuhov - violin
  • Jenee' Fleener - fiddle, viola, violin
  • Zack Foster - assistant
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Josh Freese - drums
  • Matthew Funes - viola
  • Matt Griffin - production coordination
  • Mike Griffith - production coordination
  • Julian Hallmark - violin
  • Chandler Harrod - assistant
  • Dann Huff - producer
  • David Huff - digital editing
  • Hatsukazu Inagaki - engineer, overdub engineer
  • Allison Jones - A&R
  • Charlie Judge - accordion, hammond B3, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Nik Karpen - assistant
  • Suzie Katayama - cello, string contractor
  • Roland Kato - viola
  • Kim Keyes - backing vocals
  • Kelly King - A&R
  • Don Koch - programming
  • Dmitar Krnjaic - assistant engineer
  • Kris Krunk - programming, synthesizer
  • Nick Lane - assistant
  • Songa Lee - violin
  • Natalie Leggett - violin
  • Mario de León - violin
  • Gary Levoc - backing vocals
  • Chris Lord-Alge - mixing
  • Anthony Martinez - assistant
  • James Matchack - programming, synthesizer
  • Gail Mayes - backing vocals
  • Rob McNelley - acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Gordon Mote - piano
  • John Murphy - art direction, stylist
  • Sean Neff - digital editing, engineer, mixing
  • Jon Nicholson - drum technician
  • Justin Niebank - mixing
  • Sheryl Nields - photography
  • Taylor Nyquist - assistant
  • Grace Oh - violin
  • Ernesto Olvera - assistant
  • Sara Parkins - violin
  • Tim Pierce - guitar
  • Mike Plotnikoff - engineer
  • Rascal Flatts - producer
  • Drea Rhenee - backing vocals
  • Michele Richards - violin
  • Steve Richards - cello
  • Joe Don Rooney - acoustic guitar, electric guitar , backing vocals
  • Mellissa Schleicher - hair stylist, make-Up
  • David Schwerkholt - assistant
  • Lenny Skolnik - programming
  • Rudy Stein - cello
  • Ilya Toshinsky - banjo, bouzouki, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • Marc VanGoolm - guitar technician
  • Josefina Vergara - violin
  • Torne White - graphic design
  • Nathan Zwald - engineer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 17
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 7
UK Country Albums (OCC)[13] 2
US Billboard 200[14] 5
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[15] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vinson, Christina (April 2, 2014). "Rascal Flatts Reveal ‘Rewind’ Track List". Taste of Country. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Thompson, Gayle (April 2, 2014). "Rascal Flatts Reveal Cover Art, Track Listing for ‘Rewind’". The Boot. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Reuter, Annie (March 31, 2014). "Rascal Flatts Reveal ‘Rewind’ Track List". radio.com. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (March 31, 2014). "Track Listing For Rascal Flatts’ ‘Rewind’ Revealed". MusicRow. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (May 12, 2014). "Rewind - Rascal Flatts | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Paxman, Bob (May 19, 2014). "Rewind by Rascal Flatts". Country Weekly 21 (20). American Media, Inc. p. 66. ISSN 1074-3235. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian (May 13, 2014). "Listen Up: Chromeo, Joseph Arthur, Rascal Flatts". USA Today. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ Wade Jessen, Nashville (May 22, 2014). "Rascal Flatts, Dolly Parton Soar Onto Top Country Albums Chart". Billboard. 
  9. ^ Matt Bjorke (August 20, 2014). "Country Album Sales Report – August 20, 2014". Roughstock.  sales figures given in this link here
  10. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/rewind-mw0002644960/credits
  11. ^ "Rascal Flatts – Rewind". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  12. ^ "Rascal Flatts Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Rascal Flatts. Prometheus Global Media.
  13. ^ "2014 Top 40 Country Artist Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Rascal Flatts Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Rascal Flatts. Prometheus Global Media.
  15. ^ "Rascal Flatts Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Country Albums for Rascal Flatts. Prometheus Global Media.