|The Ghost of Tom Joad|
|Released:||November 21, 1995|
|Producer:||Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Plotkin|
|Last Album:||Greatest Hits|
|This Album:||The Ghost of Tom Joad|
|Next Album:||Blood Brothers|
This article is about the album. For the song, see The Ghost of Tom Joad (song).
The album is mainly backed by acoustic guitar work and the lyrics on many of the tracks are a somber reflection of life in the mid-1990s in America and Mexico. Tom Joad is the protagonist of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Springsteen has commented that he was first inspired by John Ford's film of the novel.
The album's release was followed by Springsteen's solo acoustic Ghost of Tom Joad Tour.
All songs were written by Bruce Springsteen.