Magic Time is an album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released on May 17, 2005. It debuted at #25 on the US Billboard charts and #3 on UK charts—his best ever showing on a studio album. His compilation album Still on Top – The Greatest Hits debuted at #2 on Uk charts in 2007. By the end of 2005, Magic Time had sold 252,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rolling Stone Magazine listed it as #17 on their list of The Top 50 Records of 2005.

Songs (album Magic Time)

The title song is about a nostalgic searching of the past in order to capture a magic moment almost lost in memory. “The Lion This Time” is a continuation over thirty years later of “Listen to the Lion” that first appeared on his album Saint Dominic’s Preview with a dynamic live performance on It’s Too Late to Stop Now. There is a nursery rhyme quality to it as with its predecessor and a delicate use of a classical string arrangement. “Gypsy In My Soul” is also reminiscent of a song of this period, “Gypsy” again from Saint Dominic’s Preview. “” and “Stranded” have similar themes of being lost in an alien world with only oneself to rely on. “Celtic New Year” is reminiscent of Irish Heartbeat, an album with The Chieftains. “Carry On Regardless” is a singing list of “Carry On Films” that \Van Morrison singer seemed to have a special fondness for.