The Ghost of Tom Joad
Released November 21, 1995
Recorded March-September 1995
Thrill Hill Recording
Genre Folk, folk rock
Length 50:16
Label Columbia Records Logo
Producer Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin
Greatest Hits
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Blood Brothers
Singles from The Ghost of Tom Joad
"The Ghost of Tom Joad"
Released: November 21, 1995

The Ghost of Tom Joad is the eleventh studio album, and the second acoustic album released by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen. The album was released on November 21, 1995, through Columbia Records. The album was recorded and mixed at Thrill Hill West, Springsteen's home studio in Los Angeles, CA.

Following the brief 1995 studio reunion with the E Street Band and the release of Greatest Hits, Springsteen's writing activity increased significantly. He wrote and recorded the album between March and September 1995. The album consists of 7 solo tracks and 5 band tracks.

The Ghost of Tom Joad debuted at number 11 on the US Billboard 200 chart, with 107,000 copies sold in its first-week. The album won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

Track Listing Edit

  1. The Ghost of Tom Joad
  2. Straight Time
  3. Highway 29
  4. Youngstown
  5. Sinaloa Cowboys
  6. The Line
  7. Balboa Park
  8. Dry Lightning
  9. The New Timer
  10. Across the Border
  11. Galveston Bay
  12. My Best was Never Good Enough


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