Rascal Flatts - Unwrapped EP
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Unwrapped EP (Lyric Street, 2009)

Rascal Flatts

Reviewed by Dan MacIntosh

If the best things in life do indeed come in small packages, this "Unwrapped" EP from Rascal Flatts fits that most worthy description. All but one song have been unavailable for about a year, and one track (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) is a brand new recording. For Jingle Bell Rock, Rascal Flatts actually trade rock music for big band jazz; this one features plenty of brass horn work. However, White Christmas sticks to a stately orchestrated formula. The trio shows off its vocal chops on an a capella I'll Be Home For Christmas, whereas God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen jazzes things up again. It's easy to criticize Rascal Flatts for their oftentimes generic country music, but you really cannot knock these fine vocalists when they take on tried and true Christmas standards such as these

CDs by Rascal Flatts

How They Remember You, 2020 Back to Us, 2017 The Greatest Gift of All, 2016 Rewind, 2014 Changed, 2012 Nothing Like This, 2010 Unwrapped EP, 2009 Unstoppable, 2009 Greatest Hits Volume 1, 2008 Still Feels Good, 2007 Me And My Gang, 2006


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