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