The Magnificent Tree is the third album by the Belgian band Hooverphonic. The singles released from this album are "Mad About You", "Out Of Sight", "Vinegar & Salt" and "Jackie Cane". The cover features the band members and a tree located on the town of Kieldrecht in Belgium
The Special Edition contains the bonus track "Visions" and the "Mad About You" video.
Of the four songs released as singles, "Mad About You" charted in several countries.
The album received moderate reviews from critics, and according to Metacritic holds a rating of 57/100.
MTV.com states that, with the album, "Hooverphonic's sound has become increasingly hip and cosmopolitan, slowly processing out everything that made it so alluring in the first place". Conversely, according to allmusic "Classic embryonic vocalic beauty from Geike Arnaert still carries the translucence of the band's signature ethereality" and "songs such as "Out of Sight" and "Mad About You" are thoroughly dramatic and make for an illustrious listen".
In many ways, this was the album that brought Hooverphonic onto the world stage, with songs such as "Mad About You" getting attention in the United States, expanding their fan base further