The Magic of Youth

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The Magic of Youth
Studio album by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Released December 6, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Ska punk
Length 36:13
Label Big Rig, Rude Records (EU)
Producer Ted Hutt
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones chronology
Pin Points and Gin Joints
(2009)Pin Points and Gin Joints2009
The Magic of Youth
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Magic of Youth is the ninth studio album from Boston ska punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, released on December 6, 2011 on Big Rig Records.[2][3] The album was released in whole mainland Europe on December 6 via Rude Records.

One of the cartoon characters featured on the back cover is a tribute to and caricature of the late "Uncle Frank" Potenza, cast member and uncle of the titular host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, for which Dicky Barrett is the announcer. Potenza died four months before the album's release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Daylights" (Dicky Barrett, Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton, Joe Gittleman) - 2:21
  2. "Like a Shotgun" (Barrett, Burton, Lawrence Katz) - 3:15
  3. "Disappearing" (Barrett, Gittleman, Kevin Lenear) - 3:26
  4. "Sunday Afternoons on Wisdom Ave." (Barrett, Gittleman, Chris Rhodes) - 3:36
  5. "They Will Need Music" (Barrett, Gittleman) - 3:45
  6. "The Package Store Petition" (Barrett, Gittleman, Rhodes) - 3:12
  7. "The Horseshoe and the Rabbit's Foot" (Barrett, Gittleman) - 3:57
  8. "The Magic of Youth" (Barrett, Gittleman, Rhodes) - 3:10
  9. "The Upper Hand" (Barrett, Gittleman, Burton) - 3:16
  10. "The Ballad of Candlepin Paul" (Barrett, Gittleman, Lenear) - 3:24
  11. "Open and Honest" (Barrett, Gittleman, Lenear) - 2:51
  12. "I Should Have Said Something" (Barrett, Gittleman) - 2:44†

† available only on the vinyl edition of the album.


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones