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