Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Springsteen Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Season’s greetings! Fretting about what gift to get that special Springsteen fan in your life? Worry not. Legends of Springsteen’s annual Holiday Gift Guide is here!

For Every Springsteen Fan:

The Ties That Bind: The River Collection ($107)

The single must-have present this season. Featuring 1980’s The River, a collection of previously unreleased songs and three DVDs of documentaries and concert footage, this is shaping up to be every bit the treasure chest that was The Promise in 2010. Caution, the most diehard Springsteen fans may have already rushed out on their own to buy it. Be sure to investigate the situation before plunging into anything.

For the Springsteen Fan Who Loves Motown:

Introducing Darlene Love ($11)

Fans of the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom or the fantastic Holiday pop song “All Alone on Christmas” will be familiar with Darlene Love’s connection to Springsteen and The E Street Band. The latest in a career that started in the 60s, “Introducing Darlene Love” is her first solo album in decades and is produced by Steve Van Zandt. What’s more, Springsteen himself penned two tracks including “Night Closing In” which sounds very Springsteen indeed.

For the Springsteen Fan who is a History Buff:

Marching Home: To War & Back with the Men of One American Town ($6)

Historian Kevin Coyne gives us an intimate depiction of Springsteen’s hometown of Freehold, New Jersey by chronicling the impact of World War II on this NJ town where some 900 men went off to war and returned to shuttered factories and racial tension. Reading this captivating history will make Springsteen’s lyrics resonate with newfound understanding.

For the Springsteen Fan who is a Mom:

Ricki and the Flash ($18)

Meryl Streep is always a crowd-pleaser and here she stars as an aging rocker who chose life as a cover band queen over a close relationship with her family. Whether you’re a new mom or a veteran mom, this family dramedy beats with the heart of rock and roll. Bonus points, of course, because Streep performs Springsteen’s “My Love Will Not Let You Down.”

For the Springsteen Fan in College:

Bruce Springsteen 2016 Wall Calendar ($20)

12 pages of Springsteen will keep you inspired all year round. This gift is more appropriate for the dorm room demographic, but if you have a large refrigerator and an accepting spouse, you might be able to get away with it as well.

Happy Holidays from Legends of Springsteen!

For even more gift ideas, check out last year's gift guide as well!

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