The Ghost of Tom Joad

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The Ghost of Tom Joad

CD by Bruce Springsteen
Released November 25 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Rock
Length 50 min 16 sec
Record label Columbia Records
Producers Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin
Professional reviews
RollingStone review 3/5 link (http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/cd/review.asp?aid=40497)
Bruce Springsteen Chronology
Lucky Town
(1992)
The Ghost of Tom Joad
(1995)
The Rising
(2002)

The Ghost of Tom Joad is an album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). The album was recorded and mixed at Thrill Hill during the spring and summer of 1995.

The album is mainly backed by acoustical guitar work and the lyrics on many of the tracks are a sombre reflection of life in the mid 1990s in America and Mexico. Tom Joad is the hero of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, and the title track was covered by political Metal band Rage Against the Machine.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "The Ghost of Tom Joad" - 4:23
  2. "Straight Time" - 3:25
  3. "Highway 29" - 3:39
  4. "Youngstown" - 3:52
  5. "Sinaloa Cowboys" - 3:51
  6. "The Line" - 5:14
  7. "Balboa Park" - 3:19
  8. "Dry Lightning" - 3:30
  9. "The New Timer" - 5:45
  10. "Across the Border" - 5:24
  11. "Galveston Bay" - 5:04
  12. "My Best Was Never Good Enough" - 2:00

All songs were written by Bruce Springsteen.


Outtakes

"Brothers Under the Bridge" - 4:51

Personnel

  • Bruce Springsteen - Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Producer
  • Marty Rifkin - Steel Guitar
  • Danny Federici - Accordian, Keyboards
  • Gary Mallaber - Drums
  • Gary Tallent - Bass
  • Jennifer Condos - Bass
  • Jim Hanson - Bass
  • Soozie Tyrell - Violin, Background Vocals
  • Patty Scialfa - Background Vocals
  • Lisa Lowell - Background Vocals
  • Toby Scott - Engineer
  • Greg Goldman - Recording assistant
  • Terry Magovern - Research
  • Sandra Choron - Art direction
  • Eric Dinyer - Cover art
  • Pam Springsteen - Interior photographs

External links

  • Audio + Lyrics (http://www.brucespringsteen.net/songs/TheGhostOfTomJoad.html)
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