THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD

1995 album version


Men walking 'long the railroad tracks
Going someplace and there's no going back
Highway patrol choppers coming up over the ridge
Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge
Shelter line stretching 'round the corner
Welcome to the new world order
Families sleeping in their cars in the southwest
No home, no job, no peace, no rest

Well the highway is alive tonight
But nobody's kidding nobody about where it goes
I'm sitting down here in the campfire light
Searching for the ghost of Tom Joad

He pulls a prayer book out of his sleeping bag
Preacher lights up a butt and he takes a drag
Waiting for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last
In a cardboard box 'neath the underpass
You got a one-way ticket to the promised land
You got a hole in your belly and a gun in your hand
Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock
Bathing in the city aqueduct

And the highway is alive tonight
Where it's headed everybody knows
I'm sitting down here in the campfire light
Waiting on the ghost of Tom Joad

Tom said, "Mom, wherever there's a cop beating a guy
Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries
Where there's a fight against the blood and hatred in the air
Look for me, Mom, I'll be there
Where there's somebody fighting for a place to stand
Or a decent job or a helping hand
Wherever somebody's struggling to be free
Look in their eyes, Mom, you'll see me"

The highway is alive tonight
But nobody's kidding nobody about where it goes
I'm sitting down here in the campfire light
With the ghost of old Tom Joad


Info

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 1995 album The Ghost Of Tom Joad. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD as released on 1995.

The 1995 album version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was included on The Essential Bruce Springsteen (both 2003 and 2015 editions) compilation album, the Collection: 1973-2012 compilation album, and the Chapter And Verse compilation album.

Other studio versions of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD were recorded and released in subsequent years (see the below section for more details), including the 2014 album version which was recorded in a full-band arrangement and released on the High Hopes album in 2014.

Composition and Recording

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was inspired by John Ford's 1940 film adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1939 classic novel The Grapes Of Wrath. The references at the end of The Ghost Of Tom Joad album's credits list some of the source materials, including "John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath, written by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck, a Twentieth Century-Fox film." Springsteen's song, however, is set in the 80's or 90's, with contemporary times being likened to Dust Bowl images. The song also takes inspiration from Woody Guthrie's 1940 song TOM JOAD, which explores the novel's protagonist's life. In 1995, Springsteen got in touch with John Steinbeck's widow Elaine Steinbeck to ask permission to use the name of the character from The Grapes of Wrath.

In a 1995 interview, Springsteen told Bob Costas that it was the film more than the book that made an impact on him. "That picture I guess I saw in the late seventies and it had a really deep effect on me. I think I'd read some John Steinbeck, probably earlier than that – in high school and there was something about the film that sort of crystallized the story for me. And it always stayed with me after that, for some reason there was something in that picture that always resonated throughout almost all of my other work. It was just an image that popped out as I was sitting around on the couch messing around with the guitar." The character Tom Joad, mentioned in the song's title and narrative, is the protagonist from The Grapes Of Wrath. The last verse in THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD ("Tom said, 'Mom, wherever there's a cop...') is a direct reference to Henry Fonda's (who played the Tom Joad character) speech at the end of the film. Springsteen even admitted that he cried the first time he watched Fonda give that speech. "That was a very powerful speech for me," he told Costas.

In his 1998 book Songs, Bruce Springsteen wrote: "'The ghost of Tom Joad' was among the songs I wrote for the E Street Band to complete the Greatest Hits album. It started out as a rock song. But it didn't feel right, so I set it aside. I returned to it some months later, while still unsure of what I wanted to work on next. After working with the band in New York, I went back to California and started recording at home. I had 'Straight Time,' 'Highway 29,' and 'The Ghost of Tom Joad.' I also had a notebook filled with unfinished song ideas. I began recording with just myself and my acoustic guitar. When I felt I had some workable material, I put together a small, five-piece group. Once I cut 'Tom Joad,' I had a feeling for the record I wanted to make. It was an acoustic album where I picked up elements of the themes I had worked on in the past and set the stories in the mid-'90s."

The 1995 album version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was recorded sometime in Spring 1995 at Thrill Hill West, Springsteen's home studio in Los Angeles, CA. It was recorded with a light and muted accompaniment, featuring Springsteen on vocal, guitar, and harmonica, E Street Band members Danny Federici on keyboards and Garry Tallent on bass, and session musicians Marty Rifkin on pedal steel guitar and Gary Mallaber on drums. According to Clinton Heylin's 2012 book E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days Of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, the song was cut on 23 May 1995.

The lyric "The highway is alive tonight" was previously used in SEASIDE BAR SONG.

Bruce Springsteen later recorded and released four more studio versions of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD. In 2006 he recorded an acoustic version as a duet with Pete Seeger (see the 2006 studio version), in 2009 he recorded two solo acoustic versions (see the 2009 (first) studio version and the 2009 (second) studio version), and in 2014 he recorded a rock version as a duet with Tom Morello (see the 2014 album version).

The Ghost Of Tom Joad

Following the Jan-Feb 1995 studio reunion with the E Street Band and the release of Greatest Hits, Bruce Springsteen writing activity increased significantly. Between March and September 1995, Springsteen wrote and recorded about two-albums worth of new songs. From the scattered comments made by Springsteen and other session participants, it would seem that over an album's worth of solo material and over an album's worth of band material were recorded during these sessions. The Ghost Of Tom Joad album consist of 7 solo tracks and 5 band tracks. The songs Springsteen recorded solo may have spanned the entire session period and the band sessions appear to have been split into two or three phases during the spring and summer of 1995.

In his 1998 book Songs, Springsteen wrote: "I knew that The Ghost of Tom Joad wouldn't attract my largest audience. But I was sure the songs on it added up to a reaffirmation of the best of what I do. The record was something new, but it was also a reference point to the things I tried to stand for and be about as a songwriter.

The Ghost Of Tom Joad was released on Columbia Records on 21 Nov 1995. It was produced by Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Plotkin. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1997.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

The Ghost Of Tom Joad features 12 new Springsteen compositions and clocks at 50:16.

The Essential Bruce Springsteen

The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a compilation album released as part of Sony BMG'S (previously Sony Music Entertainment) series of "Essential" sets. According to Springsteen's liner notes comments, the collection was intended as an introduction to his music for new fans who attended shows on The Rising Tour.

The collection is fundamentally a 2-disc set (clocking at 153:37) compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Live In New York City release. A 3-disc limited edition (clocking at 201:04) was also released. It includes a bonus third disc comprising of a selection of rarities and previously unreleased recordings.

The Essential Bruce Springsteen was released on 11 Nov 2003 on Columbia Records. It debuted and peaked at #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart where it spent 13 weeks. It also reached #28 on the UK Albums Chart. The album was awarded certified gold and platinum records by the RIAA on 16 Dec 2003.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 edition)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 edition)

The Essential Bruce Springsteen was reissued on 16 Oct 2015, this time as a 2-disc set (clocking at 156:25) with an updated track list, compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Greatest Hits (1995 edition) collection. This 2015 reissue features remastered tracks not found in that form on other Springsteen releases.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition)

Collection: 1973-2012

Collection: 1973-2012 is a Bruce Springsteen compilation album released on Columbia Records in 2013. It was released on 08 Mar 2013 in Australia and 15 Apr 2013 in Europe. The compilation was not released commercially in the United States. Instead, a promotional version was given out exclusively to $1,500 ticket holders at the "MusiCares Person Of The Year" tribute event held in Los Angeles, CA, on 08 Feb 2013. The event honoured Springsteen for both his artistic achievements and philanthropic efforts. The compilation consists of 18 previously released studio tracks.

Bruce Springsteen -- Collection: 1973-2012
Bruce Springsteen -- Collection: 1973-2012

Chapter And Verse

Chapter And Verse is a Bruce Springsteen compilation album released on Columbia Records on 23 Sep 2016 in the U.S. It was officially announced on 28 Jul 2016. The album is an audio companion to Springsteen's autobiography Born To Run, which was published four days later, on 27 Sep 2016, by Simon & Schuster.

The album is a career retrospective consisting of 18 tracks. It spans almost half a century of Springsteen's career, from as early as 1966. According to the press release, Springsteen selected the songs to reflect the themes and sections of the autobiography. The first five tracks have not been previously released.

Tracks 1 and 2 are from The Castiles era, track 3 is from the Steel Mill era, and track 4 is from The Bruce Springsteen Band era. Tracks 5 and 6 are Springsteen solo, from around the time he signed his record deal with CBS. The remaining 12 tracks are compiled from 12 different Bruce Springsteen studio albums, from 1973 to 2012. All song were written by Bruce Springsteen, except tracks 1 (co-written by Bruce Springsteen and George Theiss) and track 2 (written by Willie Dixon). Track 2 is only song on the album recorded live.

Bruce Springsteen -- Chapter And Verse
Bruce Springsteen -- Chapter And Verse

Chapter And Verse is available as a single-disc CD and as a double-disc LP, as well as digital download and streaming.

Music Video

A non-representational music video, directed by Arnold Levine, was made for THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD. It features a montage of black-and-white photos (credited to Pamela Springsteen) constrained to a subsection of the screen resembling a rear-view mirror. Occasionally a line from the song flashes on the screen. The video was included on Springsteen's The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 DVD which was released in 2001.

Video Anthology Home Video

Video Anthology / 1978-88 is a collection of 18 Bruce Springsteen music videos and concert performances, released in VHS format on 31 Jan 1989. The home video was also released on LaserDisc.

Bruce Springsteen -- Video Anthology / 1978-88 (USA VHS cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- Video Anthology / 1978-88 (USA VHS cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- Video Anthology / 1978-88 (USA LaserDisc cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- Video Anthology / 1978-88 (USA LaserDisc cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- Video Anthology / 1978-88 (Japan LaserDisc cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- Video Anthology / 1978-88 (Japan LaserDisc cover art)

  1. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 08 Jul 1978 version] – originally released in 1978, directed by Arnold Levine
  2. THE RIVER [Live 22 Sep 1979 version] – originally released in 1980, directed by Danny Goldberg, Julian Schlossberg, Anthony Potenza
  3. THUNDER ROAD [Live 22 Sep 1979 version] – originally released in 1980, directed by Danny Goldberg, Julian Schlossberg, Anthony Potenza
  4. ATLANTIC CITY – originally released in 1982, directed by Arnold Levine
  5. DANCING IN THE DARK – originally released in 1984, directed by Brian De Palma
  6. BORN IN THE U.S.A. – originally released in 1984, directed by John Sayles
  7. I'M ON FIRE – originally released in 1985, directed by John Sayles
  8. GLORY DAYS – originally released in 1985, directed by John Sayles
  9. MY HOMETOWN [Live 30 Sep 1985 version] – originally released in 1985, directed by Arthur Rosato
  10. WAR [Live 30 Sep 1985 version] – originally released in 1986, directed by Arthur Rosato
  11. FIRE [Live 13 Oct 1986 version] – originally released in 1986
  12. BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1984 version] – originally released in 1987, directed by Arthur Rosato
  13. BRILLIANT DISGUISE – originally released in 1987, directed by Meiert Avis
  14. TUNNEL OF LOVE – originally released in 1987, directed by Meiert Avis
  15. ONE STEP UP – originally released in 1988, directed by Meiert Avis
  16. TOUGHER THAN THE REST [Live 27 Apr 1988 version] – originally released in1988, directed by Meiert Avis
  17. SPARE PARTS [Live 10 Jul 1988 version] – originally released in 1988, directed by Carol Dodds
  18. BORN TO RUN [Live 27 Apr 1988 version] – originally released in 1988, directed by Meiert Avis

Sonny reissued the video on 16 Jan 2001 in DVD format. Titled The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000, the new release added a second disc with 15 additional music video, concert performances, and television appearances.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 (DVD cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 (DVD cover art)

Disc 1:

  1. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 08 Jul 1978 version] – originally released in 1978, directed by Arnold Levine
  2. THE RIVER [Live 22 Sep 1979 version] – originally released in 1980, directed by Danny Goldberg, Julian Schlossberg, Anthony Potenza
  3. THUNDER ROAD [Live 22 Sep 1979 version] – originally released in 1980, directed by Danny Goldberg, Julian Schlossberg, Anthony Potenza
  4. ATLANTIC CITY – originally released in 1982, directed by Arnold Levine
  5. DANCING IN THE DARK – originally released in 1984, directed by Brian De Palma
  6. BORN IN THE U.S.A. – originally released in 1984, directed by John Sayles
  7. I'M ON FIRE – originally released in 1985, directed by John Sayles
  8. GLORY DAYS – originally released in 1985, directed by John Sayles
  9. MY HOMETOWN [Live 30 Sep 1985 version] – originally released in 1985, directed by Arthur Rosato
  10. WAR [Live 30 Sep 1985 version] – originally released in 1986, directed by Arthur Rosato
  11. FIRE [Live 13 Oct 1986 version] – originally released in 1986
  12. BORN TO RUN [Live 19 Aug 1984 version] – originally released in 1987, directed by Arthur Rosato
  13. BRILLIANT DISGUISE – originally released in 1987, directed by Meiert Avis
  14. TUNNEL OF LOVE – originally released in 1987, directed by Meiert Avis
  15. ONE STEP UP – originally released in 1988, directed by Meiert Avis
  16. TOUGHER THAN THE REST [Live 27 Apr 1988 version] – originally released in1988, directed by Meiert Avis
  17. SPARE PARTS [Live 10 Jul 1988 version] – originally released in 1988, directed by Carol Dodds
  18. BORN TO RUN [Live 27 Apr 1988 version] – originally released in 1988, directed by Meiert Avis

Disc 2:

  1. HUMAN TOUCH – originally released in 1992, directed by Meiert Avis
  2. BETTER DAYS – originally released in 1992, directed by Meiert Avis
  3. 57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHIN' ON) – originally released in 1992, directed by Adam Bernstein
  4. LEAP OF FAITH [Live 06 Aug 1992 version] – originally released in 1992, directed by Meiert Avis
  5. STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA – originally released in 1993, directed by Jonathan Demme and Ted Demme
  6. MURDER INCORPORATED – originally released in 1995, directed by Jonathan Demme
  7. SECRET GARDEN – originally released in 1995, directed by Peter Care
  8. HUNGRY HEART [Live 09 Jul 1995 version] – originally released in 1995, directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher
  9. DEAD MAN WALKIN' – originally released in 1196, directed by Tim Robbins
  10. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD – originally released in 1996, directed by Arnold Levine
  11. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 27 Nov 1995 version] – from The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  12. HIGHWAY PATROLMAN – previously unreleased, directed by Sean Penn
  13. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Sep 1999 sound-check version] – previously unreleased, directed by Jonathan Demme
  14. BORN IN THE U.S.A. [Live 20 Nov 1998 version] – from The Charlie Rose Show
  15. LIFT ME UP – audio only, plays over end credits
  16. SECRET GARDEN [with Strings] – previously unreleased, directed by Peter Care

Single Release

The 1995 album version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released as a single in Europe and Japan. In 1997 the song was also included on some issues of the Secret Garden EP which was released to promote the Jerry Maguire movie soundtrack.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

CD single - Columbia (SAMP 3142) - Austria, 1995

Promotional single, pressed in Austria for distribution in Europe.

01- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

CD single - Columbia (662949 1) - Austria, 1995

Pressed in Austria for distribution in Europe.

01- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
02- STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

CD EP - Columbia (662949 2) - Austria, 1995

Pressed in Austria for distribution in Europe.

01- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
02- STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
03- SINALOA COWBOYS [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
04- DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

7" single - Columbia (663031 7) - UK, 1995

Limited edition picture disc.

A1- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
B1- STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

CD EP - Columbia (663031 2) - Austria, 1995

Pressed in Austria for distribution in the UK.

01- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
02- STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
03- SINALOA COWBOYS [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
04- DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

7" single - Columbia (662949 7) - Holland, 1995

A1- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
B1- STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
Bruce Springsteen / Michael Jackson -- "The Ghost Of Tom Joad / Earth Song"
Bruce Springsteen / Michael Jackson -- "The Ghost Of Tom Joad / Earth Song"

7" single - Columbia/Epic (JC 15483 7) - Italy, 1995

Promotional release for jukebox use.

A1- Bruce Springsteen: THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
B1- Michael Jackson: Earth Song
Bruce Springsteen / 3T -- "The Ghost Of Tom Joad / Anything"
Bruce Springsteen / 3T -- "The Ghost Of Tom Joad / Anything"

7" single - Columbia/Epic (JC 15488 7) - Italy, 1995

Promotional release for jukebox use.

A1- Bruce Springsteen: THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
B1- 3T: Anything
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

MC EP - Sony (no catalog number) - Japan, 1996

Promotional EP.

01- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
02- STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
03- SINALOA COWBOYS [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
04- DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

CD EP - Sony (SRCS 7892) - Japan, 1996

01- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
02- STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
03- SINALOA COWBOYS [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
04- DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

CD EP - Columbia (663031 5) - Austria, 1995

Pressed in Austria for distribution in the UK.

01- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
02- MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER
03- ONE STEP UP
04- NEBRASKA
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

CD single - Columbia (CSK 7626) - USA, 1995

Promotional single.

01- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
Bruce Springsteen / Michael Jackson / Michael Bolton -- "The Ghost Of Tom Joad / Earth Song / A Love So Beautiful"
Bruce Springsteen / Michael Jackson / Michael Bolton -- "The Ghost Of Tom Joad / Earth Song / A Love So Beautiful"

CD single - Columbia (2-000195) - Argentina, 1995

Promotional single.

01- Bruce Springsteen: THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
02- Michael Jackson: EARTH SONG
03- Michael Bolton: A LOVE SO BEAUTIFUL
Bruce Springsteen -- Youngstown / The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- Youngstown / The Ghost Of Tom Joad

CD single - Columbia (SAMP 720) - Australia, 1996

Promotional single.

01- YOUNGSTOWN
02- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden
Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden

CD EP - Columbia (664021 2) - Australia, 1997

01- SECRET GARDEN
02- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
03- STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
04- SINALOA COWBOYS [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden
Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden

MC EP - Columbia (664021 8) - Australia, 1997

01- SECRET GARDEN
02- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
03- STRAIGHT TIME [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
04- SINALOA COWBOYS [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden
Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden

CD EP - Columbia (664236 2) - Australia, 1997

01- SECRET GARDEN
02- MISSING
03- HIGH HOPES
04- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost Of Tom Joad

CD EP - Columbia (664236 2) - Austria, 1997

Pressed in Austria for distribution in Europe.

01- SECRET GARDEN
02- MISSING
03- HIGH HOPES
04- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden
Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden

CD EP - Columbia (664324 2) - Austria, 1997

Pressed in Austria for distribution in the UK.

01- SECRET GARDEN
02- MISSING
03- HIGH HOPES
04- THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD

Other Official Releases

The 1995 album version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was included on the Columbia Records Radio Hour Part 1 & 2 radio show in 1995 and the Interview With Bruce Springsteen promotional sampler in 1996. It also appears on some various artists compilation albums.

Bruce Springsteen -- Columbia Records Radio Hour Part 1 & 2
Bruce Springsteen -- Columbia Records Radio Hour Part 1 & 2

MC - Columbia (CAT 7698) - USA, 1995

Promotion-only cassette tape.
Bruce Springsteen -- Interview With Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen -- Interview With Bruce Springsteen

2xCD - Columbia (SAMPCD 3184 9) - Germany, 1996

Germany-only promotional 2-CD set featuring 16 Springsteen tracks interspersed with segments from an exclusive interview for German radio station "Radio Eins" conducted in Los Angeles in February 1996.
Various artists -- Sony Music Sampler December 1995
Various artists -- Sony Music Sampler December 1995

CD - Sony Music Entertainment Taiwan Ltd. (no catlog number) - Taiwan, 1995

Promotional compilation.
Various artists -- What's New - November/Dezember '95
Various artists -- What's New - November/Dezember '95

CD - Columbia (COLSAMP 3137 2) - Germany, 1995

Promotional compilation.
Various artists -- Celebrate With Sony
Various artists -- Celebrate With Sony

2xCD - Sony Music (XPCD758) - UK, 1995

Promotional compilation.
Various artists -- Play Hits And They Will Buy
Various artists -- Play Hits And They Will Buy

CD - Columbia (CSK 7637) - USA, 1996

Promotional compilation.
Various artists -- The Ultimate Grammy Box
Various artists -- The Ultimate Grammy Box

4xCD - Columbia (C4K 69783) - USA, 1999

A collectible box set compiling Grammy winning and Hall Of Fame honored songs. It was reissued two years later in a standard 4-CD jewelcase housed in a slipcase.
Various artists -- Songs Inspired By Literature - Chapter One
Various artists -- Songs Inspired By Literature - Chapter One

CD - SIBL Project (MM 1005) - USA, 2002

Other versions of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD were also officially released.

Various artists -- Sowing The Seeds: The 10th Anniversary
The 2006 studio version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on the Sowing The Seeds: The 10th Anniversary various artists album in 2007.
Various artists -- The People Speak
The 2009 (second) studio version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on the The People Speak various artists album in 2009.
Bruce Springsteen -- High Hopes
The 2014 album version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on the High Hopes album in 2014.
Bruce Springsteen -- The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000
The live 27 Nov 1995 (NBC Studios) version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on The Comeplete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 home video in 2001.
Bruce Springsteen -- Columbia Records Radio Hour Part 1 & 2
Along with the album version, the live 09 Dec 1995 version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on the Columbia Records Radio Hour Part 1 & 2 radio show in 1995.
Various artists -- Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State Of The Union
The live 22 Jan 1998 version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on the Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State Of The Union promotional home video in 1998.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In New York City
A snippet of the 26 Jun 2000 rehearsal version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was included on the Live In New York City home video in 2001.
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band PBS Exclusive
The live 19 Nov 2006 version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on the Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band PBS Exclusive EP in 2007.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Magic Tour Highlights
The live 07 Apr 2008 version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on the Magic Tour Highlights digital EP in 2008.
Various artists -- Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration: The Clearwater Concert
The live 03 May 2009 version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on the various artists DVD Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration: The Clearwater Concert in 2009.
Various artists -- The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts
The live 29 Oct 2009 version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts album and home video in 2010.
live.brucespringsteen.net
Audio recordings for most High Hopes Tour shows were officially released on live.brucespringsteen.net. These include 30 versions of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD.

  1. 26 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. 29 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
  3. 01 Feb 2014 at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
  4. 05 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
  5. 07 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
  6. 08 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
  7. 11 Feb 2014 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  8. 12 Feb 2014 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  9. 15 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
  10. 19 Feb 2014 at Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia
  11. 22 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia
  12. 23 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia
  13. 26 Feb 2014 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
  14. 01 Mar 2014 at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
  15. 02 Mar 2014 at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
  16. 08 Apr 2014 at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
  17. 12 Apr 2014 at Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
  18. 15 Apr 2014 at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
  19. 17 Apr 2014 at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
  20. 19 Apr 2014 at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
  21. 22 Apr 2014 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  22. 24 Apr 2014 at PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  23. 26 Apr 2014 at Aaron's Amphitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
  24. 29 Apr 2014 at BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
  25. 01 May 2014 at Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
  26. 06 May 2014 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
  27. 13 May 2014 at Times Union Center, Albany, NY
  28. 14 May 2014 at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
  29. 17 May 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  30. 18 May 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
live.brucespringsteen.net
Audio recordings for all The River Tour 2016 shows were officially released on live.brucespringsteen.net. These include two versions of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD.

  1. 16 Jul 2016 at Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy
  2. 25 Aug 2016 at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Live History: on-tour

In preparation for The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour, THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed during the tour's public warm-up rehearsal show that took place on 21 Nov 1995 at State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement.

  1. 21 Nov 1995 at State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ(public rehearsal)

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed 116 times during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour (128 dates, November 1995 to May 1997). The song was the opener of every show from the beginning of the tour until 24 Sep 1996, except on 27 Apr 1996 in London, England, when PONY BOY opened the show and was segued directly into THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD. After that it was sometimes moved to the middle of the setlist and sometimes it was replaced by Woody Guthrie's TOM JOAD. Ten songs from the two December 1995 shows in Philadelphia, PA, including THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD from 09 Dec 1995, were used on the 14 Dec 1995 edition of the Columbia Records Radio Hour radio show. See the live 09 Dec 1995 version for more details. On this tour, the song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement.

  1. 22 Nov 1995 at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
  2. 26 Nov 1995 at Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  3. 27 Nov 1995 at Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  4. 29 Nov 1995 at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
  5. 30 Nov 1995 at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
  6. 03 Dec 1995 at Rosemont Theatre, Theatre, IL
  7. 05 Dec 1995 at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC
  8. 06 Dec 1995 at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC
  9. 08 Dec 1995 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
  10. 09 Dec 1995 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
  11. 12 Dec 1995 at Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY
  12. 13 Dec 1995 at Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY
  13. 15 Dec 1995 at Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
  14. 16 Dec 1995 at Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
  15. 17 Dec 1995 at Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY
  16. 07 Jan 1996 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, Canada
  17. 08 Jan 1996 at Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
  18. 10 Jan 1996 at Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
  19. 11 Jan 1996 at Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
  20. 12 Jan 1996 at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH
  21. 16 Jan 1996 at Cleveland Music Hall, Cleveland, OH
  22. 17 Jan 1996 at Cleveland Music Hall, Cleveland, OH
  23. 18 Jan 1996 at Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
  24. 22 Jan 1996 at Saenger Performing Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
  25. 23 Jan 1996 at Jesse H. Jones Hall For The Performing Arts, Houston, TX
  26. 25 Jan 1996 at Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX
  27. 26 Jan 1996 at Bronco Bowl, Dallas, TX
  28. 28 Jan 1996 at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
  29. 12 Feb 1996 at Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
  30. 14 Feb 1996 at Kulturpalst, Dresden, Germany
  31. 15 Feb 1996 at Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany
  32. 17 Feb 1996 at Congress Centrum Hamburg Halle 1, Hamburg, Germany
  33. 18 Feb 1996 at Phillipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
  34. 21 Feb 1996 at Le Zénith De Paris, Paris, France
  35. 22 Feb 1996 at Le Zénith De Paris, Paris, France
  36. 25 Feb 1996 at De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  37. 26 Feb 1996 at Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  38. 28 Feb 1996 at Apollo Theatre, Manchester, England
  39. 29 Feb 1996 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
  40. 02 Mar 1996 at Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, England
  41. 03 Mar 1996 at Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
  42. 13 Mar 1996 at Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden
  43. 14 Mar 1996 at Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
  44. 16 Mar 1996 at Falkoner Salen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  45. 19 Mar 1996 at King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  46. 20 Mar 1996 at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
  47. 10 Apr 1996 at Auditorium Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy
  48. 11 Apr 1996 at Teatro Smeraldo, Milan, Italy
  49. 13 Apr 1996 at Teatro Carlo Felice, Genova, Italy
  50. 16 Apr 1996 at Royal Albert Hall, London, England
  51. 17 Apr 1996 at Royal Albert Hall, London, England
  52. 19 Apr 1996 at ICC Berlin Saal 1, Berlin, Germany
  53. 20 Apr 1996 at Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp, Belgium
  54. 22 Apr 1996 at Royal Albert Hall, London, England
  55. 24 Apr 1996 at Brixton Academy, London, England
  56. 25 Apr 1996 at Brixton Academy, London, England
  57. 27 Apr 1996 at Royal Albert Hall, London, England
  58. 30 Apr 1996 at Salle Erasme, Strasbourg, France
  59. 01 May 1996 at Palais Des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
  60. 02 May 1996 at Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
  61. 06 May 1996 at Teatro Tivoli, Barcelona, Spain
  62. 07 May 1996 at Teatro Tivoli, Barcelona, Spain
  63. 08 May 1996 at Palacio De Congresos Y Exposiciones, Madrid, Spain
  64. 16 Sep 1996 at Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  65. 18 Sep 1996 at Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
  66. 19 Sep 1996 at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI
  67. 24 Sep 1996 at James W. Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
  68. 17 Oct 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
  69. 19 Oct 1996 at Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM
  70. 26 Oct 1996 at The Event Center Arena, San Jose, CA
  71. 28 Oct 1996 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
  72. 29 Oct 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
  73. 08 Nov 1996 at Saint Rose Of Lima School, Freehold, NJ
  74. 12 Nov 1996 at Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
  75. 13 Nov 1996 at Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY
  76. 14 Nov 1996 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA
  77. 19 Nov 1996 at Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
  78. 20 Nov 1996 at The Louisville Palace, Louisville, KY
  79. 21 Nov 1996 at Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
  80. 24 Nov 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
  81. 25 Nov 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
  82. 26 Nov 1996 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
  83. 02 Dec 1996 at Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL
  84. 03 Dec 1996 at Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL
  85. 05 Dec 1996 at Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
  86. 06 Dec 1996 at Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Concert Hall, Birmingham, AL
  87. 10 Dec 1996 at Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH
  88. 11 Dec 1996 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
  89. 12 Dec 1996 at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
  90. 14 Dec 1996 at Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
  91. 27 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  92. 29 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  93. 30 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  94. 31 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  95. 04 Feb 1997 at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia
  96. 05 Feb 1997 at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia
  97. 07 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  98. 08 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  99. 10 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  100. 11 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  101. 12 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  102. 15 Feb 1997 at Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
  103. 16 Feb 1997 at Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
  104. 06 May 1997 at Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  105. 07 May 1997 at Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  106. 09 May 1997 at Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland
  107. 10 May 1997 at Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland
  108. 12 May 1997 at Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
  109. 15 May 1997 at Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyon, France
  110. 16 May 1997 at Le Corum, Montpellier, France
  111. 18 May 1997 at Acropolis, Nice, France
  112. 19 May 1997 at Zénith Oméga, Toulon, France
  113. 21 May 1997 at Teatro Verdi, Florence, Italy
  114. 22 May 1997 at Teatro Augusteo, Naples, Italy
  115. 25 May 1997 at Palais Des Congrés De Paris, Paris, France
  116. 26 May 1997 at Palais Des Congrés De Paris, Paris, France

In preparation for The Reunion Tour, THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed during both of the tour's two public warm-up rehearsal shows that took place in March 1999 in Asbury Park. The song was played in a full-band arrangement featuring a vocal warm-up intro. See the live 19 Mar 1999 version for more details. The song is also known to have been practiced during at least 3 of the private rehearsals that took place in March 1999 in Asbury Park prior to the tour's first leg, during the private rehearsal that took place in April 1999 in Barcelona the day before the tour kicked off in Spain, and during the private rehearsal that took place in February 2000 in University Park, PA, the day before the tour's final leg kicked off.

  1. 05 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  2. 08 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  3. 11 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  4. 18 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  5. 19 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  6. 08 Apr 1999 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain (private rehearsal)
  7. 27 Feb 2000 at Penn State University, University Park, PA (private rehearsal)

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed 112 times during what is known as The Reunion Tour (132 dates, April 1999 to July 2000). On this tour, the song was played in a full-band arrangement sometimes (at the beginning of the tour – see below list) featuring a vocal warm-up intro. A snippet of 26 Jun 2000 rehearsal version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was included on the Live In New York City home video in 2001.

  1. 09 Apr 1999 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain (with vocal warm-up intro)
  2. 11 Apr 1999 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain (with vocal warm-up intro)
  3. 13 Apr 1999 at Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany (with vocal warm-up intro)
  4. 15 Apr 1999 at Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany (with vocal warm-up intro)
  5. 17 Apr 1999 at Palamalaguti, Bologna, Italy (with vocal warm-up intro)
  6. 19 Apr 1999 at Fila Forum, Milan, Italy
  7. 20 Apr 1999 at Fila Forum, Milan, Italy (with vocal warm-up intro)
  8. 23 Apr 1999 at Donau Arena, Regensburg, Germany (with vocal warm-up intro)
  9. 24 Apr 1999 at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria (with vocal warm-up intro)
  10. 26 Apr 1999 at Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (with vocal warm-up intro)
  11. 28 Apr 1999 at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
  12. 01 May 1999 at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
  13. 02 May 1999 at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
  14. 16 May 1999 at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England
  15. 18 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  16. 19 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  17. 21 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  18. 23 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  19. 25 May 1999 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  20. 27 May 1999 at Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium
  21. 29 May 1999 at Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
  22. 30 May 1999 at Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
  23. 02 Jun 1999 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  24. 05 Jun 1999 at Estadio La Romareda, Zaragoza, Spain
  25. 07 Jun 1999 at Estadio De La Comunidad, Madrid, Spain
  26. 11 Jun 1999 at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy
  27. 13 Jun 1999 at Bruno-Platche-Stadion, Leipzig, Germany
  28. 15 Jun 1999 at Stadion Am Bieberer Berg, Offenbach, Germany
  29. 17 Jun 1999 at Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany
  30. 19 Jun 1999 at Gelredome, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  31. 20 Jun 1999 at Gelredome, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  32. 23 Jun 1999 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  33. 24 Jun 1999 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  34. 26 Jun 1999 at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  35. 27 Jun 1999 at Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
  36. 15 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  37. 18 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  38. 20 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  39. 24 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  40. 26 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  41. 27 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  42. 29 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  43. 01 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  44. 06 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  45. 07 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  46. 09 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  47. 11 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  48. 12 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  49. 21 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  50. 22 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  51. 24 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  52. 26 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  53. 27 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  54. 31 Aug 1999 at MCI Center, Washington, DC
  55. 01 Sep 1999 at MCI Center, Washington, DC
  56. 03 Sep 1999 at MCI Center, Washington, DC
  57. 08 Sep 1999 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  58. 09 Sep 1999 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  59. 13 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  60. 15 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  61. 20 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  62. 21 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  63. 27 Sep 1999 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  64. 28 Sep 1999 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  65. 30 Sep 1999 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  66. 15 Oct 1999 at America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ
  67. 17 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  68. 18 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  69. 21 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  70. 23 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  71. 25 Oct 1999 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
  72. 26 Oct 1999 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
  73. 28 Oct 1999 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
  74. 06 Nov 1999 at Fargodome, Fargo, ND
  75. 09 Nov 1999 at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
  76. 10 Nov 1999 at Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  77. 14 Nov 1999 at Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
  78. 17 Nov 1999 at Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
  79. 19 Nov 1999 at Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY
  80. 21 Nov 1999 at Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY
  81. 28 Nov 1999 at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  82. 28 Feb 2000 at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  83. 04 Mar 2000 at Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL
  84. 06 Mar 2000 at Ice Palace, Tampa, FL
  85. 09 Mar 2000 at National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
  86. 10 Mar 2000 at National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
  87. 13 Mar 2000 at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
  88. 14 Mar 2000 at Alltel Arena, Little Rock, AR
  89. 19 Mar 2000 at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  90. 30 Mar 2000 at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  91. 31 Mar 2000 at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  92. 03 Apr 2000 at Rose Garden, Portland, OR
  93. 04 Apr 2000 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  94. 08 Apr 2000 at Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO
  95. 09 Apr 2000 at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
  96. 12 Apr 2000 at Nashville Arena, Nashville, TN
  97. 15 Apr 2000 at Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
  98. 17 Apr 2000 at Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
  99. 18 Apr 2000 at Compaq Center, Houston, TX
  100. 21 Apr 2000 at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
  101. 22 Apr 2000 at Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena, Raleigh, NC
  102. 25 Apr 2000 at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  103. 26 Apr 2000 at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  104. 30 Apr 2000 at Firstar Center, Cincinnati, OH
  105. 03 May 2000 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
  106. 08 May 2000 at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  107. 21 May 2000 at Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
  108. 27 May 2000 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  109. 29 May 2000 at Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  110. 03 Jun 2000 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  111. 20 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  112. 22 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed once during The Rising Tour (120 dates, August 2002 to October 2003), on 16 Sep 2003 in Hartford, CT. The song was the show opener and was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement. See the live 16 Sep 2003 version for more details.

  1. 16 Sep 2003 at Rentschler Field, Hartford, CT

In preparation for the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour, THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD is known to have been practiced during at least two of the private rehearsals that took place in March and April 2005 in Asbury Park prior to the tour's first leg.

  1. 09 Mar 2005 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  2. 10 Mar 2005 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed twice during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour (72 dates, April to November 2005). On this tour, the song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed 5 times during The Seeger Sessions Tour (56 dates, April to November 2006). On this tour, the song was played in a revamped full-band arrangement as a duet with Frank Bruno. The live 19 Nov 2006 version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on the Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band PBS Exclusive EP in 2007.

  1. 25 Oct 2006 at Pabellón Deportivo, Santander, Spain
  2. 30 Oct 2006 at Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
  3. 07 Nov 2006 at Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
  4. 09 Nov 2006 at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England
  5. 19 Nov 2006 at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed twice during the Magic Tour (100 dates, October 2007 to August 2008), on 07 and 08 Apr 2008 in Anaheim, CA. On this tour, the song was performed as a duet with Tom Morello in a full-band rock arrangement similar to the 2014 album version. The live 07 Apr 2008 version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was released on the Magic Tour Highlights digital EP in 2008.

In preparation for the Working On A Dream Tour, THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed during one of the tour's two public warm-up rehearsal shows that took place in March 2009 in Asbury Park. The song was played in a full-band rock arrangement similar to the 2014 album version.

  1. 24 Mar 2009 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed 26 times during the Working On A Dream Tour (83 dates, April to November 2009). On this tour, the song was played in a full-band rock arrangement similar to the 2014 album version. The live 15 Apr 2009 version was as a duet with Tom Morello.

  1. 01 Apr 2009 at HP Pavilion At San Jose, San Jose, CA
  2. 03 Apr 2009 at Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, AZ
  3. 08 Apr 2009 at Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  4. 15 Apr 2009 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  5. 21 Apr 2009 at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
  6. 24 Apr 2009 at XL Center, Hartford, CT
  7. 26 Apr 2009 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  8. 28 Apr 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  9. 02 May 2009 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
  10. 04 May 2009 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  11. 05 May 2009 at John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
  12. 07 May 2009 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
  13. 08 May 2009 at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  14. 11 May 2009 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  15. 12 May 2009 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  16. 14 May 2009 at Times Union Center, Albany, NY
  17. 15 May 2009 at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
  18. 18 May 2009 at Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  19. 21 May 2009 at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
  20. 23 May 2009 at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
  21. 30 May 2009 at Megaland, Landgraaf, The Netherlands
  22. 02 Jun 2009 at Ratinan Stadion, Tampere, Finland
  23. 04 Jun 2009 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  24. 10 Jun 2009 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway
  25. 27 Jun 2009 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, England
  26. 11 Jul 2009 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland

In preparation for the Wrecking Ball Tour, THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD is known to have been practiced during at least one of the private rehearsals that took place between January and March 2012 in Fort Monmouth, Trenton, and Asbury Park prior to the tour's first U.S. leg.

  1. 12 Mar 2012 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed 20 times during the Wrecking Ball Tour (133 dates, March 2012 to September 2013). On this tour, the song was performed 16 times as a duet with Tom Morello in a full-band rock arrangement similar to the 2014 album version and 4 times as the show's solo acoustic opener. See the below list for details. Due to the filming of his television show, Lilyhammer, Steven Van Zandt was replaced by Tom Morello on the tour's Australian leg. Thanks to Morello's presence, THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed on all of the leg's 10 dates.

  1. 26 Apr 2012 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA (full band)
  2. 27 Apr 2012 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA (full band)
  3. 11 Jul 2012 at Synot Tip Arena, Prague, Czech Republic (solo acoustic)
  4. 14 Jul 2012 at Hyde Park, London, England (full band)
  5. 07 Sep 2012 at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL (full band)
  6. 08 Sep 2012 at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL (full band)
  7. 04 Dec 2012 at Honda Center, Anaheim, CA (full band)
  8. 14 Mar 2013 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (full band)
  9. 16 Mar 2013 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (full band)
  10. 18 Mar 2013 at Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia (full band)
  11. 20 Mar 2013 at Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia (full band)
  12. 22 Mar 2013 at Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia (full band)
  13. 24 Mar 2013 at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia (full band)
  14. 26 Mar 2013 at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia (full band)
  15. 27 Mar 2013 at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia (full band)
  16. 30 Mar 2013 at Hanging Rock, Macedon, Australia (full band)
  17. 31 Mar 2013 at Hanging Rock, Macedon, Australia (full band)
  18. 31 May 2013 at Stadio Euganeo, Padua, Italy (solo acoustic)
  19. 20 Jun 2013 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England (solo acoustic)
  20. 22 Jun 2013 at Goffertpark, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (solo acoustic)

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed 33 times during the High Hopes Tour (34 dates, January to May 2014), skipping only the second date on the tour (28 Jan 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa). On this tour, the song was performed as a duet with Tom Morello in a full-band rock arrangement similar to the 2014 album version. Audio recordings for most High Hopes Tour shows are officially available for purchase. See the live 11 Feb 2014 version for more details.

  1. 26 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. 29 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
  3. 01 Feb 2014 at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
  4. 05 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
  5. 07 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
  6. 08 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
  7. 11 Feb 2014 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  8. 12 Feb 2014 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  9. 15 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
  10. 16 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
  11. 19 Feb 2014 at Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia
  12. 22 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia
  13. 23 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia
  14. 26 Feb 2014 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
  15. 01 Mar 2014 at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
  16. 02 Mar 2014 at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
  17. 06 Apr 2014 at Old Reunion Arena Site, Dallas, TX
  18. 08 Apr 2014 at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
  19. 12 Apr 2014 at Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
  20. 15 Apr 2014 at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
  21. 17 Apr 2014 at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
  22. 19 Apr 2014 at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
  23. 22 Apr 2014 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  24. 24 Apr 2014 at PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  25. 26 Apr 2014 at Aaron's Amphitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
  26. 29 Apr 2014 at BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
  27. 01 May 2014 at Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
  28. 03 May 2014 at New Orleans Fairgrounds, New Orleans, LA
  29. 06 May 2014 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
  30. 13 May 2014 at Times Union Center, Albany, NY
  31. 14 May 2014 at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
  32. 17 May 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  33. 18 May 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed twice during The River Tour 2016 (75 dates, January to September 2016). On this tour, the song was performed once in a solo acoustic arrangement (see the live 16 Jul 2016 version) and once as a duet with Tom Morello in a full-band rock arrangement similar to the 2014 album version (see the live 25 Aug 2016 version). Audio recordings for all The River Tour 2016 shows are officially available for purchase.

Live History: off-tour

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 28 Oct 1995 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, during the Bridge School Benefit concert. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement. See the live 28 Oct 1995 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 27 Nov 1995 at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA, during the taping of an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement. See the live 27 Nov 1995 (NBC Studios) version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 20 Feb 1996 at Teatro Ariston in Sanremo, Italy, during the 46th Sanremo Music Festival. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement. See the live 20 Feb 1996 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 23 Feb 1996 at Canal+ Studios in Paris, France, during an appearance on French TV. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement. See the live 23 Feb 1996 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 26 Feb 1997 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, during the 39th Grammy Awards ceremony. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement. See the live 23 Feb 2003 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 05 May 1997 at Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, during the Polar Music Prize awards ceremony. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement. See the live 05 May 1997 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 22 Jan 1998 at Sony Music Studios in New York City, NY, during the taping for the Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State Of The Union documentary. The song was played in its full-band album arrangement. See the live 22 Jan 1998 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 04 Apr 1998 at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY, during a tribute and stage dedication to stage director Elaine Steinbeck. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 10 Dec 1998 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy in Paris, France, during a benefit show for the Amnesty International Foundation. The song was played in a sped-up solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement. See the live 10 Dec 1998 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 19 and 20 Feb 2003 at Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA, during the DoubleTake Magazine benefit shows. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement. See the live 19 Feb 2003 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 03 May 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, during The Clearwater Concert. The song was played in an acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement, as a duet with Tom Morello. The song was released on the Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration: The Clearwater Concert DVD in 2009. See the live 03 May 2009 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 29 Oct 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, during the first of the two Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25th anniversary concerts. The song was performed as a duet with Tom Morello in a full-band rock arrangement similar to the 2014 album version. This performance of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD aired on HBO a month later and was officially released on The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts album and home video in 2010. See the live 29 Oct 2009 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed off-tour on 15 Mar 2012 at Moody Theater in Austin, TX, during the South By Southwest music festival. The song was performed as a duet with Tom Morello in a full-band rock arrangement similar to the 2014 album version. See the live 15 Mar 2012 version for more details.

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was performed on three of the four Barack Obama 2008 election rallies on which Springsteen appeared. The song was played in a slightly revamped solo acoustic guitar and harmonica arrangement. See the live 04 Oct 2008 version, the live 05 Oct 2008 version for more details, and the live 06 Oct 2008 version for more details.

Covers

Many artists have recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD.

Rage Against The Machine -- Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine -- Rage Against The Machine

VHS + CD - Epic Music Video (19V 50160) - USA, 1997

See Rage Against The Machine's cover version for more details.
Arthur Godfrey -- First Night - Live
Arthur Godfrey -- First Night - Live

CD - Stampman Records (SR3081) - USA, 2001

This is a live album.
Eugene Brosnan -- Solid Ground
Eugene Brosnan -- Solid Ground

CD - Waba Sabi Music (WAB-021) - Germany, 2004
Core -- Halfplugged
Core -- Halfplugged

CD - Monkey Music (MONCD007) - Austria, 2005
Junip -- Black Refuge EP
Junip -- Black Refuge EP

CD EP - Teme Shet (TEME001CD) - Sweden, 2005
10" EP - Teme Shet (TEME001T) - Sweden, 2005
Kevin Bachus -- Childhood Dreams
Kevin Bachus -- Childhood Dreams

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Holland, 2005

This album includes six Bruce Springsteen covers (out of 12 tracks)
Dragseth Duo -- The Promised Shore
Dragseth Duo -- The Promised Shore

CD - J&P (300748-1) - Germany, 2006
Seth Samuel Newton -- Taking Inventory
Seth Samuel Newton -- Taking Inventory

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2006
Luigi Mariano e La Banda di Tom Joad -- Demo Luglio 2007
Luigi Mariano e La Banda di Tom Joad -- Demo Luglio 2007

CD EP - no label (no catalog number) - Italy, 2007

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute EP.
Richard Johanson -- Studio Sessions 2000-2001
Richard Johanson -- Studio Sessions 2000-2001

CD - Wonderland Records (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2007
The Train Wrecks -- Whiskey & War
The Train Wrecks -- Whiskey & War

CD - Junkyard Rodeo Records (3815) - USA, 2007
Brother Wiley -- Up The Ghost
Brother Wiley -- Up The Ghost

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2010
Le Voci Del Tempo -- Il Mio Nome È Joe Roberts
Le Voci Del Tempo -- Il Mio Nome È Joe Roberts

CD - Pubblico-08 (no catalog number) - Italy, 2010

This is a live Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Solas -- The Turning Tide
Solas -- The Turning Tide

CD - Compass Records (7 4530 2) - USA, 2010
Starlite Singers -- Glory Days (In The Style Of Bruce Springsteen)
Starlite Singers -- Glory Days (In The Style Of Bruce Springsteen)

Digital album - Starlite / Suite 102 (unknown catalog number) - Canada, 2010

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Hit Co. -- A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set
The Hit Co. -- A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set

Digital album - Planet Music (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2010

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It was also released the same year as three separate volumes: Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 1 1973-1985, Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 2 1980-1989, and Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 3 1990-2009. A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set however includes two tracks not found on the three separate volumes. In 2012, the same tracks found on A Tribute To The Best Of Bruce Springsteen Box Set were distributed over three download-only digital Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp tribute albums: Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 1, Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 2, and Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 3.
Various artists -- For You 2: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- For You 2: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

2xCD - Route 66 Music (DTCDA005-2) - Italy, 2010

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD is performed by Modena City Ramblers.
Albert Niland -- Albert Niland
Albert Niland -- Albert Niland

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Ireland, 2011
Miky Martina -- Aspettando Un Inverno
Miky Martina -- Aspettando Un Inverno

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Italy, 2011
Shackleton 3 -- Just Turning Pages
Shackleton 3 -- Just Turning Pages

CD - Croxton Records (CROXT0057) - Australia, 2011
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Big Eye Music (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2011

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Gram Partisans -- You Will Not Stand Alone
The Gram Partisans -- You Will Not Stand Alone

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - Canada, 2011
Alan Senauke -- Everything Is Broken: Songs About Things As They Are
Alan Senauke -- Everything Is Broken: Songs About Things As They Are

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2012
Ameritz Tribute Club -- Working On the Highway - A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
Ameritz Tribute Club -- Working On the Highway - A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Ameritz Music (unknown catalog number) - UK, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Catch This Beat -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Catch This Beat -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Talking Clive (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Native Son -- Reimagining Springsteen
Native Son -- Reimagining Springsteen

Digital EP - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute EP.
Paul Liddell & Delphians -- Live
Paul Liddell & Delphians -- Live

CD - no label (no catalog number) - UK, 2012

This is a live album.
The Deletist -- 3rd Class Cover Songs
The Deletist -- 3rd Class Cover Songs

MC - Beats Per Revolution (BPRCS001) - USA, 2012
Union Of Sound -- Blues Rock Playlist
Union Of Sound -- Blues Rock Playlist

Digital album - No Milk Today / OMP (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2012

This is a download-only digital album.
Luigi Stephensen -- Noir Et Blanc
Luigi Stephensen -- Noir Et Blanc

Digital album - CD Run (unknown catalog number) - France, 2013

This is a download-only digital album.
Martyn Joseph -- Tires Rushing By In The Rain
Martyn Joseph -- Tires Rushing By In The Rain

CD - Pipe Records (PRCD023) - UK, 2013

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD was first released on Martyn Joseph's 2004 album Run To Cover.
Rise Against -- Long Forgotten Songs: B-sides & Covers 2000-2013
Rise Against -- Long Forgotten Songs: B-sides & Covers 2000-2013

2xLP - Interscope (B0018843-01) - USA, 2013
CD - Interscope (B0018973-02) - USA, 2013

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD is a live version.
Andrew Bissel -- Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Bruce Springsteen
Andrew Bissel -- Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Bruce Springsteen

CD - Rockabye Baby! (CD 9701) - USA, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Costa & The Drunks -- Songs From The Roots
Costa & The Drunks -- Songs From The Roots

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Italy, 2014
Gabriel Sullivan -- Jvpiter
Gabriel Sullivan -- Jvpiter

LP - Fell City Records (FCR 007) - USA, 2014
NEeMA -- Leave The Light On
NEeMA -- Leave The Light On

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - Canada, 2014

This is a live album.
Paul Costyn -- Railroad Quality Journey
Paul Costyn -- Railroad Quality Journey

CD EP - Paolo Nisticò (unknown catalog number) - Italy, 2014
Pub Dog -- Turbulent Souls
Pub Dog -- Turbulent Souls

Digital album - Jinxy Cat Records (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2014

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Bruce Springsteen Tribute (Rauch Auf Dem Wasser - Edition)
Various artists -- Bruce Springsteen Tribute (Rauch Auf Dem Wasser - Edition)

CD - COAAST-TMP (no catalog number) - Germany, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD is performed by The German Boss & Friends.
Rob Hirsch -- A Tribute To The Boss
Rob Hirsch -- A Tribute To The Boss

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Austria, 2015

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Travis Koehler & Eric Stoner -- The Single-Mic Sessions
Travis Koehler & Eric Stoner -- The Single-Mic Sessions

Digital EP - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2015

This is a download-only digital EP.
Various artists -- The Boss Project: The Songs Of Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- The Boss Project: The Songs Of Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - no label (no catalog number) - Canada, 2016

This is a free download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD is performed by Bob Sumner.

References

Info for some of the above THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD cover releases is taken from the Nebraska website.

Request

Please contact me if you have scans for or info about any official release containing Bruce Springsteen's 1995 album version of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD or a cover of it that's not mentioned on this page. I also need scans for the following releases:

  • Bruce Springsteen -- Secret Garden || MC EP - Columbia (664021 8) - Australia, 1997
  • Various artists -- November '95 Vol. 12 || CD - Sony (XDCS 93200) - Japan, 1995
  • Various artists -- March '96 Vol. 2 || CD - Sony (XDCS 93210) - Japan, 1996

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Available Versions

List of available versions of THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD on this website:

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [1995 album version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [2006 studio version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [2009 (first) studio version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [2009 (second) studio version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [2014 album version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 28 Oct 1995 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 27 Nov 1995 (NBC Studios) version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 09 Dec 1995 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 20 Feb 1996 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 23 Feb 1996 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 27 Apr 1996 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 26 Feb 1997 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 05 May 1997 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 22 Jan 1998 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 10 Dec 1998 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 19 Mar 1999 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 10 Mar 2000 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [26 Jun 2000 rehearsal version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 19 Feb 2002 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 16 Sep 2003 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 14 May 2005 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 07 Apr 2008 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 04 Oct 2008 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 05 Oct 2008 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 06 Oct 2008 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 15 Apr 2009 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 03 May 2009 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 07 May 2009 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 29 Oct 2009 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 15 Mar 2012 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 26 Apr 2012 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 11 Jul 2012 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 11 Feb 2014 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 16 Jul 2016 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 25 Aug 2016 version]
THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Rage Against The Machine's cover version]

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