Rewind (Rascal Flatts album)

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Rewind
RewindRascalFlatts.jpg
Studio album by Rascal Flatts
Released May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)
Genre Country
Length 47:40
Label Big Machine
Producer Howard Benson
Dann Huff
Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts chronology
Changed
(2012)Changed2012
Rewind
(2014)
The Greatest Gift of All
(2016)The Greatest Gift of All2016
Singles from Rewind
  1. "Rewind"
    Released: January 21, 2014
  2. "Payback"
    Released: June 16, 2014
  3. "Riot"
    Released: November 24, 2014
  4. "I Like the Sound of That"
    Released: August 31, 2015

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 four, remarking how "The trio retools its style with mixed results", yet its "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 June 2015, the album has sold 257,000 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" Trainor, Frasure, 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
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • 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
  • Kris Crunk – programming, synthesizer, String Arrangements
  • Eric Darken – Percussion
  • Paul DeCarli – digital editing
  • Anthony Diaz Deleon – assistant
  • Jay DeMarcus – bass, mandolin, producer, programming, backing vocals
  • Dan Dugmore – steel guitar
  • Leland Elliott – assistant
  • Nina Evtuhov – violin
  • Jenee' Fleener – fiddle, viola, violin
  • Zack Foster – assistant
  • Paul Franklin – steel guitar
  • Josh Freese – drums
  • Matthew Funes – viola
  • Marc VanGool – guitar technician
  • 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
  • Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick – cello
  • Don Koch – programming
  • Dmitar Krnjaic – assistant engineer
  • Nick Lane – assistant
  • Songa Lee – violin
  • Natalie Leggett – violin
  • Mario de Leon – violin
  • Gary LeVox – vocals
  • Rob McNelley – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Anthony Martinez – assistant
  • James Matchack – programming, synthesizer
  • Gail Mayes – backing vocals
  • 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
  • Josefina Vergara – violin
  • Torne White – graphic design
  • Nathan Zwald – engineer

Charts[edit]

Weekly 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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Billboard 200[16] 107
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[17] 19

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. 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. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on August 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Rewind – Rascal Flatts – Credits – AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Rascal Flatts – Rewind". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  12. ^ "Rascal Flatts – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Rascal Flatts.
  13. ^ "2014 Top 40 Country Artist Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Rascal Flatts – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Rascal Flatts.
  15. ^ "Rascal Flatts – Chart history" Billboard Top Country Albums for Rascal Flatts.
  16. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums: Year-End top-selling albums across all genres". Billboard. 
  17. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015.