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 Hillproduced 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.
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.
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.