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The Deluxe Album: A Philly Special Christmas 2022 & 2023

The Deluxe Album: A Philly Special Christmas 2022 & 2023

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Limited Edition, Deluxe, Old Style® Tip-on Gatefold Jacket, Gold Vinyl, 2LP, 2022 Edition, 2023 Edition | Release Date: 12/1/2023

The Gang makes a record, again! This year is going to be even better! In this special deluxe 2LP package, you'll get:

A limited edition, 2 LP album set of both last year's and this year's records, on gold vinyl, in a gatefold, two-pocket album jacket! The Old-Style® Tip-on Gatefold Jacket center opens up to special artwork

This Year's Record Includes All New Songs!

The Philly Special Christmas team was overwhelmed by the support we received last year. Together, with help from the fans, last year's record raised $1.25 million for local Philadelphia charities. This year promises to be even bigger!

The players: Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata spent their well-earned summer in the studio, once more with producer Charlie Hall (of The War on Drugs) to record 11 new songs - including one penned by Jason Kelce, himself!

Executively produced by Connor Barwin (the former Eagles linebacker and current executive whose Make The World Better concerts have been headlined by Philly acts like Mount Joy, Kurt Vile & more) and released on Barwin & Kelce's record label VERA Y, it features even more local artists - like Philadelphia icon Patti LaBelle, Amos Lee, The Hooters’ Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman, DM Hotep, Kevin Hanson, Luke Carlos O’Reilly, Waxahatchee, members of The War on Drugs, Dr. Dog, Mewithoutyou and The Silver Ages Choir.

“It never occurred to me that this gang would make another record and yet it never occurred to me that we WOULDN’T make another record,” Hall said.

We invite you to support and enjoy A PHILLY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - with pre-orders starting on Nov. 3, 2023.

Track Listing - The New Record - A Philly Special: Christmas Special

Side A

1. The Christmas Song (Robert Wells & Mel Torme)

2. This Christmas (Donny Hathaway & Nadine Mckinnon)

3. Dominick The Donkey (Lou Monte)

4. Santa's Night (Jason Kelce)

5. Christmas Time Is Here (Lee Mendelson & Vince Guaraldi)

Side B

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff)

2. Pretty Paper (Willie Nelson)

3. The Dreidel Song (Samuel Grossman & Samuel Goldfarb)

4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane)

5. Fairytale Of Philadelphia (Jim Finer & Shane Macgowan)

6. Auld Lang Syne (Robert Burns)

Track Listing - The Original Record - A Philly Special Christmas

Side A

1. White Christmas (Irving Berlin)

2. Blue Christmas (Billy Hayes & Jay W. Johnson)

3. Merry Christmas Baby (Lou Baxter & Johnny Moore)

4. The Night Before Christmas (Words By Clement Clarke Moore, Music By Zach Miller)

Side B

1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry & Phil Spector)

2. Silent Night (Traditional, Arranged By Charlie Hall)

3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie)

"These records were born out of friendship and a love of Philadelphia. We wanted to create something special that would bring people together during the holidays. May you listen to this record with your family and friends, and feel the same joy and happiness we felt making it. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays."

- Lane, Jordan, Jason & The Gang

More Information

The first album includes a dramatic recitation of “The Night Before Christmas” by Eagles radio announcer Merrill Reese, accompanied by Zach Miller of Dr. Dog on piano, was initially released on Nov. 20, 2022.

All profits will be donated to Philadelphia Area Charities. For more information on the project, click here: (link to info)

Format: Vinyl

Genre: Christmas / Holiday

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