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

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