In the Heart of the Young

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In the Heart of the Young
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 24, 1990
Recorded1989-1990 at "The Enterprise", Burbank, California
GenreGlam metal, progressive metal
ProducerBeau Hill
Winger chronology
In the Heart of the Young
Singles from In the Heart of the Young
  1. "Can't Get Enuff"
    Released: June 20, 1990
  2. "Miles Away"
    Released: November 30, 1990
  3. "Easy Come Easy Go"
    Released: December 30, 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(C-)[2]

In the Heart of the Young is the second studio album by the American rock band Winger. It was released by Atlantic Records in 1990. Beau Hill produced the album. Although coming out at the decline of the melodic hard rock scene in the U.S., the release was a commercial success, prompting additional touring by the group.

Musically, In the Heart of the Young followed closely in the footsteps of the band's first album. The members, however, also made some notable changes in comparison to that, particularly given the new emphasis on both progressive rock elements and sentimental ballads.

The album was certified platinum and produced such hits as "Can't Get Enuff", "Easy Come Easy Go" and "Miles Away", the latter reaching the Top 20 in the Billboard's single chart. According to Kip Winger, "Can't Get Enuff" and "Easy Come Easy Go" were late additions to the track listing, written because it was felt there were not enough rock songs on the album.[3] The album itself peaked at #15 at the album chart.

Winger followed the release of the album with a 13-month world tour, playing with other hard rock and heavy metal groups such as Kiss, Scorpions, ZZ Top, Extreme and Slaughter.

A collection of music videos with the same title was released the following year in two separate VHS volumes.

Album information[edit]

At least two more songs were recorded during the In the Heart of the Young sessions, but "All I Ever Wanted" and "Never" did not make it to the final album in America, because the producer Beau Hill found them too heavy for the Winger sound. Both were originally released as B-sides. "All I Ever Wanted" was later released as a bonus track on the Japanese pressings of the album, while "Never" was later released on Demo Anthology.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Kip Winger and Reb Beach (except where noted).

1."Can't Get Enuff"4:19
2."Loosen Up" (Winger, Beach, Paul Taylor, Rod Morgenstein)3:28
3."Miles Away" (Taylor)4:11
4."Easy Come Easy Go" (Winger)4:03
5."Rainbow in the Rose"5:33
6."In the Day We'll Never See" (Winger, Beach, Taylor, Morgenstein)4:50
7."Under One Condition"4:27
8."Little Dirty Blonde" (Winger, Taylor)3:31
9."Baptized by Fire"4:11
10."You Are the Saint, I Am the Sinner"3:35
11."In the Heart of the Young" (Winger)4:37
Japanese edition bonus tracks
12."All I Ever Wanted" (Winger, Beach, Taylor, Morgenstein)3:35
13."Headed for a Heartbreak (1991 Remix)" (Winger)3:36


  • "Can't Get Enuff" / "In the Day We'll Never See"
  • "Miles Away / "Rainbow in the Rose"
  • "Easy Come Easy Go" / "Battle Stations"


Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Paul Winger – backing vocals
  • Nate Winger – backing vocals
  • Chris Bottitrumpet on "Rainbow in the Rose"
  • Micheal Davis – trombone on "Rainbow in the Rose"

Album credits[edit]

  • Produced by Beau Hill
  • Recorded by Jimmy Hoyson
  • Mixed by Jimmy Hoyson and Beau Hill; assisted by Martin Horenburg
  • Digital editing by Dave Collins
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ted Jensen
  • Recorded and mixed at "The Enterprise", Burbank, CA



Year Title Chart Position
1990 "Can't Get Enough" The Billboard Hot 100 (US) 42
1991 "Miles Away" 12
"Easy Come Easy Go" 41

Video releases[edit]

The videos for "Can't Get Enuff" and "Miles Away" were made available on a 1990 VHS release entitled In the Heart of the Young, Vol. 1. It also includes "making of" segments and band interviews.

In 1991, In the Heart of the Young, Vol. 2 was released on VHS. It included promos for the videos of "Silent Night", "Easy Come Easy Go" and "You Are the Saint, I Am the Sinner", along with performance footage and band interviews. "Silent Night" was never recorded by the band for an album, and this VHS is the only official released version of the song.


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  3. ^ "Metal Sludge Rewind with Kip Winger". Metal Sludge. Archived from the original on January 1, 2009. Retrieved January 1, 2009.