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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.   Little Dirty Blonde
  11.   Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
  12.   Down Incognito
  13.   Spell I'm Under
  14.   Come a Little Closer
  15.   Another Beautiful Day
  16.   Livin' Just To Die
  17.   Like a Ritual
  18.   Ever Wonder
  19.   Can't Get Enough
  20.   Your Great Escape
  21.   State of Emergency
  22.   Loosen Up
  23.   M16
  24.   Short Flight to Mexico
  25.   Out of This World
  26.   Blind Revolution Mad
  27.   The Making of Better Days Comin'
  28.   Better Days Comin'
  29.   Rat Race
  30.   Madaline
  31.   Who's the One
  32.   Like a Ritual
  33.   Junkyard Dog (Tears on Stone)
  34.   You Are the Saint
  35.   I Am the Sinner
  36.   Silent Night
  37.   Deal with the Devil
  38.   Dissapear
  39.   Rod's Drum Solo
  40.   Reb's Guitar Solo
  41.   Star Tripper
  42.   All I Ever Wanted
  43.   Skin Tight
  44.   Someday Someway
  45.   Only Love
  46.   Right Up Ahead
  47.   Blue Suede Shoes
  48.   Generica
  49.   Hell to Pay
  50.   On the Inside (New Recording)
  51.   Out for the Count
  52.   Poison Angel
  53.   Time to Surrender
  54.   Purple Haze
  55.   Without the Night
  56.   In the Heart of the Young
  57.   You Are the Saint, I Am the Sinner
  58.   Under One Condition
  59.   In the Day We'll Never See
  60.   Rainbow in the Rose
  61.   Battle Stations
  62.   Who's the One
  63.   No Man's Land
  64.   In for the Kill
  65.   The Lucky One
  66.   Junkyard Dog (Tears on Stone)
  67.   In My Veins
  68.   Be Who You Are Now
  69.   In the Heart of the Young [LP Version] [LP
  70.   Supernova
  71.   Never
  72.   Baptized by Fire
  73.   Higher and Higher
  74.   Can't Take It Back
  75.   On a Day Like Today
  76.   [CD-Rom Track]
  77.   One a Day Like Today
  78.   Until There Was You
  79.   Always Within Me
  80.   Disappear
  81.   So Long China
  82.   Tin Soldier
  83.   Queen Babylon
  84.   Midnight Driver of a Love Machine
  85.   Witness
  86.   First Ending
  87.   Big World Away
  88.   After All This Time
  89.   Four Leaf Clover
  90.   Give Me More
  91.   Stone Cold Killer
  92.   Feeding Frenzy
  93.   Written in the Wind
  94.   Storm in Me
  95.   Hour of Need
  96.   Without Warning
  97.   Pull Me Under