Pull (Winger album)

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Pull
Pull (Winger album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Winger
Released May 18, 1993
Recorded 1992-1993
Genre Progressive metal, heavy metal
Length 47:07
Label Atlantic
Producer Mike Shipley
Winger chronology
In the Heart of the Young
(1990)
Pull
(1993)
The Very Best of Winger
(2001)

Pull is the third studio album by American rock band Winger. The album was released in 1993 by Atlantic Records.

It was produced by Mike Shipley on a considerable budget and marked a significant change in Winger's sound, eschewing their glam metal anthems prevalent in their first two albums for a harder and more aggressive style of music with a good dose of socio-political leanings on tracks like "Blind Revolution Mad", "In for the Kill", and "Who's the One". The material was also less commercial and radio friendly, evident especially in the track "Junkyard Dog (Tears on Stone)" incorporating contemporary heavy metal and progressive elements and clocking in at 6:54.

The album is often regarded as the favourite among the group's fans, but in terms of sales figures the album was not as successful as the two first albums, peaking at #83 on Billboard's Album chart. However, the lead single "Down Incognito" reached #15 on the Mainstream rock Billboard chart.

Pull was recorded by Winger as a trio, as guitarist/keyboardist Paul Taylor left the band after the In the Heart of the Young tour in 1992.

A bonus track called "Hell to Pay" was available on the Japanese version of the album. This track is also included on the 2001 compilation The Very Best of Winger.

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Length
1. "Blind Revolution Mad" 5:25
2. "Down Incognito" 3:49
3. "Spell I'm Under" (Winger) 3:55
4. "In My Veins" 3:14
5. "Junkyard Dog (Tears on Stone)" 6:54
6. "The Lucky One" 5:20
7. "In for the Kill" 4:13
8. "No Man's Land" 3:17
9. "Like a Ritual" 5:02
10. "Who's the One" 5:53
Japanese edition bonus track
No. Title Length
11. "Hell to Pay" 3:24

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Album credits[edit]

  • Produced by Mike Shipley
  • Co-produced by Kip Winger
  • Recorded and mixed by Mike Shipley
  • Assisted by Mike Stock
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC
  • Recorded and mixed at "Secret Sound - South Pacific"

The Making of Pull[edit]

The Making of Pull was a VHS video released by Winger in 1993. It features home movie footage of the band in the studio recording the album Pull, plus promo videos for the following songs:

  • "Down Incognito"
  • "Spell I’m Under"
  • "In My Veins"
  • "Who’s the One"

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