Three Ghosts

The tale of threes comes about again.

Recently, Bruce Springsteen released a “new” album, High Hopes.  I put the “new” in quotations, as we’ve heard most of the songs already…the album consists of covers, recordings of staples from live show, and reworks of older material.

I’m not complaining, though.  The album is full of plenty of good, including a new recording of the Springsteen classic, The Ghost of Tom Joad, reminiscent of the version heard during the live shows of recent years and including the work of Tom Morello, who has been on the stage many of those times (including a house crushing Wrigley Field performance).  Check it out:

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The Ghost Of Tom Joad- Bruce Springsteen

Of course, we can’t play the new version without playing the original:

Another favorite version of the song comes from the heavy cover by Rage Against The Machine:

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The Ghost Of Tom Joad- Rage Against The Machine

Notes on other versions:

The song is a popular one to cover during live shows, as a number of bands have been known to do so.

Also, apparently Nickelback has been known to play the song live.  The version they play is similar to that of Rage Against the Machine and they’ve even introduced it as a song by RAtM.  Which leads one to wonder if they actually know who is responsible for the original.

Be sure to check out The Ghost… and everything The Boss has to offer on the new album.