A Philly Special Christmas Special - the Record Stop Connection
PRE-ORDER BEGINS 11/3 HERE: https://phillyspecialchristmas.com/
Record Stop is once again very proud to be helping bring joy to vinyl fans and music lovers this holiday season. Record Stop - along with our in-house vinyl production team MonostereoVinyl.com - is again collaborating with "A Philly Special Christmas" (phillyspecialchristmas.com) to produce the vinyl version of the second album release from the band affectionately called "The Philly Specials" - Eagles' linemen Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata. Last year's release raised over $1M dollars for local Philadelphia charities.
"This year promises to be even bigger," according to Mike Gomez, Chief of Operations at Record Stop / Monostereovinyl. "For 2023, not only are there all new songs, they've add both more singers and more offerings - ways to help raise more money for charity. This time around, we had the ability to come up with some new ideas. In addition to a single LP with the new songs, there's a 'deluxe' 2LP version on gold vinyl with both the 2022 and 2023 albums in a beautiful gate-fold package, with an incredible illustration by Hannah Westerman on the inside. That image is also available on a 500-piece puzzle, which goes out with a 7-inch, double A side record of a song Jason Kelce wrote and performed called 'Santa's Night.'"
"The big release," continued Gomez, "is what's being called 'The Deluxe Bundle,' consisting of the double LP, puzzle and 7 inch. That was a lot of work and effort on our part, but is going to be completely worth it."
When asked about the sales - and subsequent charitable amount which might be raised - for this year, he said: "Pre-orders will go live on November 3rd and will continue while supplies last. We learned from last year... and had enough time to get more items into production, so yes - we hope this year raises much more money this go around. It's a lot more work on our part, as we are the manufacturer and fulfillment partner, but is completely worth it. We're excited to be a part of this incredible project again this year!"
There is also a lot of excitement for the new material from fans. A website set up for the expanded offerings has garnered tens of thousands of sign-ups for emails about the release.
In addition to the products, there is more media planned for this year. An animated special will release on December 1st. Per Connor Barwin - Executive Producer (via Vera Y) & ex-Eagle Linebacker: "Christmas is this time where everybody remembers claymations, and The Muppet Show, and all these Christmas shows — and they’re usually cartoons,” Barwin said. “So let’s make a Christmas special. And let’s set it in Philadelphia." (Source: https://billypenn.com/2023/10/29/track-by-track-review-of-the-new-eagles-christmas-album-which-should-have-enough-vinyl-for-everyone/)
That's where the "Christmas Special" comes in. The Philly team will release an animated short each week, with the full "Special" premiering 12/1. Watch a portion of Dominick the Donkey here:
We have compiled a list of articles for fans to get more information about the project and how the 2023 version(s) came together. Although not a complete list, we offer that to readers here:
Kelce pens - and sings - ‘Santa’s Night’ for new Philadelphia Eagles Christmas album
A track-by-track review of the new Eagles Christmas album, which should have enough vinyl for everyone
Jason Kelce and his Eagles teammates are releasing a new Christmas album. Will Taylor Swift join in? He had a response
PHILLY LIVE: ‘A Philly Special Christmas' is more ‘Special' this holiday season
Jason Kelce, Eagles releasing another Christmas album
Eagles' Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata releasing 2nd Christmas album
Eagles to release another Christmas album, and they've teamed up with Philly icon Patti LaBelle
Jordan Mailata shares sneak peek of Eagles' new holiday album 'A Philly Special Christmas Special' (6ABC Philadelphia) - https://youtu.be/AEZtT-_Zq5s?feature=shared
Hear the Music
The Philly Specials on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4JPJvxDtfBlQAiNm8dd7vX
The Philly Specials on Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/the-philly-specials/1712765848
The Philly Specials on Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/albums/B0BL3WQRJW?refMarker=dm_wcp_af_r&ref=dm_sh_mDlNx4jTHPix3Y4fbczBPP2Ox
See the Animated Video Specials
Dominick the Donkey - Jason Kelce - on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/Cy3mdBPrR2d/
Instagram - @aphillychristmasspecial
About Record Stop
Family-owned & operated since 1974, with shops in Patchogue/Long Island, NY (the original) and Charleston, SC (at 426 King Street), Record Stop specializes in new & used vinyl records, CDs, turntables and music accessories. Find them online at record-stop.com.
About Monostereo Vinyl
Vinyl production by Monostereo Vinyl - a vinyl and cd manufacturing company located in Charleston, SC. They perform a variety of record label services for both signed & unsigned bands, including distribution, mastering, e-commerce and more. They are also the exclusive North American partner of Green Vinyl Records - which produces records on 100% Recyclable Non-PVC material and provides a substantial reduction in energy usage and up to 95% reduction in CO2. Visit at monostereovinyl.com.
About Vera Y Productions
Vera Y is a multi-dimensional entertainment company founded and operated by Connor Barwin and Jason Kelce. Their operations focus primarily on two categories of media: film, television, and streaming production; and music and recording. Their mission is to empower artists and athletes to create and distribute content through major distribution partners, while maintaining economic and creative control. We simply seek to preserve rights for artists while promoting their creativity and aligning economic success. Learn more here: veraypresents.com.