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 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.