Chronicle Books, 94 pages, $35
Like last year’s Bob Dylan Scrapbook, this one’s for the fan who has everything. Yes, you get Santelli’s text — a compressed history drawn from interviews with the band as well as the author’s own experience covering them, starting with his years as a music critic for the Asbury Park Press. But the real draw here is the design, the packaging, and all the bells and whistles. In addition to the requisite slew of vintage photos, this large-format hardcover comes in a slip case filled with packets, pouches, and envelopes containing facsimiles of vintage ticket stubs, tour calendars, hand-scrawled notes, and club posters. All that’s missing is a CD of rarities, but the Boss-o-phile in your life won’t be disappointed.
, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen