On November 21, 1995.

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On November 21, 1995, “Columbia” label released “The Ghost of Tom Joad”, the eleventh Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded March–September 1995, at “Thrill Hill West”, Springsteen’s home studio in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Plotkin. In 1997, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Contemporary Folk Album”.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen– guitar, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
  • Danny Federici– accordion, keyboards
  • Gary Mallaber– drums
  • Garry Tallent– bass
  • Jim Hanson – bass
  • Marty Rifkin – pedal steel guitar
  • Soozie Tyrell– violin, background vocals
  • Lisa Lowell – background vocals
  • Patti Scialfa– background vocals
  • Toby Scott – engineer
  • Greg Goldman – recording assistant
  • Terry Magovern – research
  • Sandra Choron – art direction
  • Eric Dinyer – cover art
  • Pam Springsteen– interior photographs

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  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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