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

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