Release date
10 Aug 1988
Running length
11 tracks
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1 Madalaine 5:31 20,885
2 Hungry 4:07 17,441
3 Seventeen 3:51 83,360
4 Without the Night 5:04 7,319
5 Purple Haze 1:47 5,779
6 State of Emergency 3:03 7,177
7 Time to Surrender 4:13 7,164
8 Poison Angel 3:24 5,130
9 Hangin' On 3:21 2,098
10 Headed For A Heartbreak 5:13 37,006
11 Higher & Higher 3:18 1,446

About this album

Winger is the debut album of the American rock band Winger. The album was released by Atlantic Records in 1988 and it was produced by Beau Hill.

The music was radio friendly, but with a progressive twist that also showcased the band’s musical talent. The lyrics, however, were typical of the age and genre.

It produced a number of radio and video hits, including “Headed for a Heartbreak” and “Seventeen”, peaking at #19 and #26 at the Billboard’s single chart. The album itself peaked at #21 at the album chart and achieved platinum status in the United States and went gold in Canada and Japan.

In support of the album Winger toured for over a year with bands like Bad Company, Scorpions, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Poison, Skid Row and Tesla.

There are videos for the songs “Madalaine”, “Hungry”, “Seventeen”, and “Headed For A Heartbreak”.

Track listing
“Madalaine” (Kip Winger, Reb Beach) – 3:41
“Hungry” (Winger, Beach) – 3:58
“Seventeen” (Winger, Beach, Beau Hill) – 4:04
“Without the Night” (Winger, Paul Taylor, Beach) – 5:02
“Purple Haze” (Jimi Hendrix) – 3:37
“State of Emergency” - (Winger, Taylor) – 3:35
“Time to Surrender” (Winger, Beach) – 4:09
“Poison Angel” (Winger, Beach) – 3:27
“Hangin On” (Winger, Beach, Hill) – 3:34
“Headed for a Heartbreak” (Winger) – 5:10
“Higher and Higher” (Winger, Beach) – 3:18
Track 11, “Higher and Higher” was a CD bonus track. It wasn’t on cassette copies of the album. It was also the B-Side of the Madalaine single.


Kip Winger – bass guitar, vocals
Reb Beach – guitars, vocals

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