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