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An intentionally acoustic album with a stripped-down lineup that includes E Street Band members Garry Tallent (bass) and Danny Federici (keyboards and accordion)
"Among the bravest work that anyone has given us this decade." — Rolling Stone, 1995
While 1982's Nebraska was Springsteen's first acoustic work, it was a happy accident, drawing from a series of spare 4-track demos recorded in his bedroom. The Ghost Of Tom Joad, meanwhile, was an intentionally stark album, primarily consisting of solo acoustic numbers like the aching title track (famously re-interpreted by Rage Against The Machine).
It also featured several full band tracks, including appearances by E Street Band keyboardist Danny Federici and bassist Garry Tallent after a full band reunion in the studio the previous year. The Ghost Of Tom Joad was also Springsteen's first full album to win a Grammy Award, in the category of Best Contemporary Folk Album.
|The Ghost of Tom Joad|
|The New Timer|
|Across the Border|
|My Best Was Never Good Enough|