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    WINGER - Live - 8.5/10


Release date: January 15, 2008

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Kip Winger and crew recently released a new live double disc set showcasing their most famous tunes. Live (recorded during a 2007 tour stop in California) is on Shrapnel Records and features these songs:

Disc One

Blind Revolution Mad
Loosen Up
Easy Come, Easy Go
Your Great Escape
Down Incognito
Rainbow In The Rose
Junkyard Dog

Disc Two

Right Up Ahead
Reb’s Guitar Solo
You Are The Saint, I Am The Sinner
Rod’s Drum Solo
Headed For A Heartbreak
Can’t Get Enough
Who’s The One
Miles Away
Blue Suede Shoes (acoustic)

This is an amazing double disc set. Of course, if you’ve ever seen Winger in concert you know the band is a really tight group of true musicians. Reb Beach sounds awesome here and Kip’s voice is particularly strong. The album sounds really raw -– studio tricks are left to a minimum. Highlights here are “Down Incognito,” “Headed For A Heartbreak” and “Madalaine.”

While this live effort is completely impressive -– there is a problem. “Spell I’m Under” is glaringly missing. It seems odd to eliminate such a popular tune, especially considering two solos made the cut. Still, the set is worth a purchase. The crowd is definitely into the show and that seems to help the momentum throughout the set. Moreover, this is a release for people who dislike live albums: the quality is so high, most of the songs sound studio quality. A truly great Glam gem.


  • Allyson B. Crawford

    Allyson was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based out of Kettering, Ohio, USA. She works as a journalist at a local television station, and has a Graduate Degree in Rhetoric and an Undergraduate Degree in English with an emphasis on British Literature. She also owns and operates, a website dedicated to the Glam Metal movement. Her first Glam tape was Poison’s Open Up and Say … Ahh! She got the cassette for Christmas when she was in fourth grade. Her passion lies somewhere between the bars and notes that created the soundtrack to the never ending Rock 'n' Roll party that was the '80s. She considers Aerosmith's Rocks and Mötley Crüe's Shout At The Devil her all-time favorite albums.

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