Stolen Moments (Alison Brown album)

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Stolen Moments
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Studio album by Alison Brown
Released 2005
Genre Progressive Bluegrass, Jazz
Label Compass
Producer Gary West
Alison Brown chronology
Best of the Vanguard Years
Stolen Moments
Vanguard Visionaries

Stolen Moments is album by American banjoist Alison Brown, released in 2005.

Guests include Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Stuart Duncan and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
No Depression (no rating) [2]

In his Allmusic review, music critic James Christopher Monger praised the album and wrote "...the most alluring piece appears at the end of Stolen Moments; the self-penned mandolin, conga, and banjo-driven "Musette for a Palindrome" is so unlike anything else on the record that one can only hope that it's merely a teaser for the next. More like this please."[1]

Writing for No Depression, Robert L. Doerschuk inevitably compared Brown to Béla Fleck, summarizing the album as "one more step toward enlightenment, so that even the dimmest bulbs can understand why Brown’s similarities to Fleck — mainly, jaw-dropping virtuosity — are ultimately beside the point..." and referred to Brown's aesthetic: "simple, eloquent, and fully original."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Alison Brown unless otherwise noted

  1. "The Sound of Summer Running" – 4:21
  2. "The Magnificent Seven" (Brown, Doyle) – 3:53
  3. "Homeward Bound" (Paul Simon) – 4:04
  4. "The Pirate Queen" – 4:29
  5. "Carrowkeel" – 3:59
  6. "Angel" (Jimi Hendrix) main vocals by Beth Nielsen Chapman – 4:35
  7. "McIntyre Heads South" (Brown, West) – 4:00
  8. "One Morning in May" (Keith, Rooney) – 4:34
  9. "(I'm Naked and I'm) Going to Glasgow" – 6:48
  10. "Prayer Wheel" (Hewerdine) – 4:40
  11. "Musette for a Palindrome" – 5:12



  1. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher. "Stolen Moments > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Doerschuk, Robert L. (May–June 2005). "Review: Stolen Moments". No Depression.