Annual Bruce Springsteen Gift Guide – 2019

November, 2019

It’ s that time of year again.

If you’re anything like me, it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gift shopping. Let’s face it, it’s just easier continuing to sit here, watching football, hockey, basketball, tweeting, checking your FB page… But gifts must be got at some point, and if there’s a Springsteen fan on your list, you could do a lot worse than any of the items listed below.

Jersey!! Springsteen Fans!! Spring-Nuts!!

Batten down the hatches because The 4th Annual Spring-Nut Seaside Serenade (S4) is coming back to Asbury Park May 1st-May 3rd 2020! Join hundreds of Springsteen fans literally from around the world once again make the pilgrimage to the Land Of Hope And Dreams, Asbury Park NJ, for the biggest Springsteen party of the year! Find out all the details through the Spring-Nut Facebook page or by emailing Also check out their website:
Don’t miss this epic event!

“Glory Days: Springsteen’s Greatest Albums” (second edition), by Peter Chianca

Longtime readers of the Blogness on the Edge of Town blog will remember “Glory Days: Springsteen’s Greatest Albums,” Peter Chianca’s 2012 eBook analyzing eight classic Springsteen albums and making an argument as to which was his best album ever. To mark Bruce’s 70th birthday, the second, expanded edition of “Glory Days: Springsteen’s Greatest Albums” was released this past September — in eBook form and, for the first time ever, available in paperback! (For only $5.99 from; $3.99 for the new eBook.)

This new expanded edition includes:

  • New introduction for 2019
  • New chapter analyzing Springsteen’s first two albums
  • Updated album rankings
  • Collected for the first time, six of the most popular Springsteen posts and essays from Blogness on the Edge of Town from 2013-2019

We guarantee it’s the best Bruce book you can get for under $6!

Bruce Springsteen Jersey Shore Tour and Book

When you make that pilgrimage to explore Bruce Springsteen’s Jersey Shore, of course you want to see the locations that Bruce has sung about, talked about in concert, in his autobiography and Broadway show. There’s so much to see in Asbury Park, Freehold, Belmar and many other towns.

The book, “Rock & Roll Tour of the Jersey Shore,” written by longtime Jersey Shore residents and tour guides Stan Goldstein and Jean Mikle, is your essential guide to all the places Brue, Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi and others famous and not so famous. The close to 200-page book is filled with the addresses and locations of those must-see Springsteen-related places: the Stone Pony, Tenth Avenue and E Street, Bruce’s childhood homes in Freehold, the house he wrote the entire “Born to Run” album in and so much more. Plus there’s more than 200 photos of Bruce and other music icons through the years of their Jersey Shore history. The book is available through the website

Stan and Jean are also available for private Springsteen-related tours of the area. They have given tours to thousands of fans for more than 20 years and love not only pointing out and taking you to all these special locations, but sharing their personal Springsteen stories.  They may be reached at for more information on the tours.

Limited Edition Bruce Springsteen Book, For You

Give the gift of Bruce Springsteen, give the book,
For You Original Stories and Photographs by Bruce Springsteen’s Legendary Fans 

Did you miss out on owning one of the best-loved Bruce Springsteen books of the last ten years?
For You Original Stories and Photographs by Bruce Springsteen’s Legendary Fans is a limited edition book first published in 2007. It has been sold out since 2009. It can be occasionally found on eBay and Amazon on auction for $300+. Now a decade later, for the first and only time, a limited edition reprint of the original book, including all the amazing stories and rarely seen photos is available again. Two hundred and eight pages jam packed with memories and over 400 photos shared by Springsteen fans from over 30 countries.

Buy this glossy book for the holidays, written by the people who love and feel changed by the music.
For You, is available now. Limited Edition: 1100 copies.
Order your copy today.

Shipping December 2019 (NB: Gift orders for North America only. Please check the web site after December 6 for confirmation of shipping date)

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Bruce Springsteen

The man himself has a couple of items on offer that might interest your Bruce devoted fan this holiday season.
Highly praised by both his fans, and the critics, Western Stars is Bruce Springsteen’s latest album.
His latest LP evokes country-tinged California pop from the Sixties and Seventies, sounding like nothing he’s done before. …once you settle in, the set reveals some of Springsteen’s most beguiling work ever.
Rolling Stone

Or surprise the Bruce fan in your life with the latest Archive Release from NUGS, due just around the corner in early December.

Happy Holidays to all Bruce Tramps.
See you on the road, somewhere, next year!

Lawrence Kirsch

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