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A former member of Alice Cooper's band, bassist Kip Winger formed his own group in 1986; in addition to vocalist/bassist Winger, the group featured guitarist Reb Beach, bassist Paul Taylor, and drummer Rod Morgenstein, formerly of the Dixie Dregs. Taking their name from their leader after a last-minute change from Sahara, Winger specialized in the stylish pop-metal that sent Bon Jovi and Poison to the top of the charts. The band's eponymous debut sold over a million copies on the strength of the rocker "Seventeen" and the ballad "Headed for a Heartbreak." Winger's second album, 1990's In the Heart of the Young, was equally successful, selling over a million copies and featuring the hit power ballad "Miles Away." However, the band didn't outlast the post-alternative pop-metal backlash and the group faded away after the release of their 1993 album Pull. Kip Winger launched a solo career later that decade, releasing three albums before reuniting with his former bandmates in 2002. After a brief tour alongside fellow pop-metal veterans Poison, the band returned to the studio to craft their first album in more than a decade. 2006's IV stuck close to the formula that made Winger famous, and the resulting reunion tour was captured on the two-disc set Winger Live. Another album called Karma quickly followed in 2009, but the group took its time to deliver Better Days Comin', which appeared in the spring of 2014. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1.   Song
  2.   Seventeen
  3.   Headed for a Heartbreak
  4.   Miles Away
  5.   Madalaine
  6.   Can't Get Enuff
  7.   Hungry
  8.   Easy Come, Easy Go
  9.   Hangin' On
  10.   Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
  11.   Little Dirty Blonde
  12.   Time to Surrender
  13.   Down Incognito
  14.   Purple Haze
  15.   Without the Night
  16.   Deal with the Devil
  17.   So Long China
  18.   No Man's Land
  19.   Ever Wonder
  20.   Can't Get Enough
  21.   Higher and Higher
  22.   Blind Revolution Mad
  23.   The Making of Better Days Comin'
  24.   Storm in Me
  25.   Better Days Comin'
  26.   Rat Race
  27.   Queen Babylon
  28.   Never
  29.   Only Love
  30.   Blue Suede Shoes
  31.   In the Heart of the Young
  32.   Under One Condition
  33.   Rainbow in the Rose
  34.   Who's the One
  35.   The Lucky One
  36.   Spell I'm Under
  37.   Junkyard Dog (Tears on Stone)
  38.   Madaline
  39.   Like a Ritual
  40.   Junkyard Dog (Tears on Stone)
  41.   You Are the Saint
  42.   I Am the Sinner
  43.   Silent Night
  44.   Big World Away
  45.   Always Within Me
  46.   Dissapear
  47.   Rod's Drum Solo
  48.   Reb's Guitar Solo
  49.   Skin Tight
  50.   Hour of Need
  51.   Right Up Ahead
  52.   M16
  53.   Your Great Escape
  54.   On a Day Like Today
  55.   Generica
  56.   State of Emergency
  57.   You Are the Saint, I Am the Sinner
  58.   Baptized by Fire
  59.   In the Day We'll Never See
  60.   Loosen Up
  61.   Battle Stations
  62.   Like a Ritual
  63.   In for the Kill
  64.   Out for the Count
  65.   Out of This World
  66.   All I Ever Wanted
  67.   Written in the Wind
  68.   Disappear
  69.   Livin' Just To Die
  70.   Hell to Pay
  71.   On the Inside (New Recording)
  72.   In My Veins
  73.   Be Who You Are Now
  74.   Midnight Driver of a Love Machine
  75.   After All This Time
  76.   Star Tripper
  77.   Can't Take It Back
  78.   Who's the One
  79.   Short Flight to Mexico
  80.   Tin Soldier
  81.   Poison Angel
  82.   Another Beautiful Day
  83.   Pull Me Under
  84.   Without Warning
  85.   Come a Little Closer
  86.   Give Me More
  87.   Feeding Frenzy
  88.   Until There Was You
  89.   Someday Someway
  90.   In the Heart of the Young [LP Version] [LP
  91.   First Ending
  92.   [CD-Rom Track]
  93.   Four Leaf Clover
  94.   Stone Cold Killer
  95.   Supernova
  96.   Witness
  97.   One a Day Like Today