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Karma Enhanced

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2009 release from the veteran AOR/Hard Rockers. The inspiration for the album came about at the end of 2008, when Kip had the vision to melt the more commercial, heavier and song oriented approach of the first two albums with the more 'thinking-man' approach of the last two studio records. Hence the title, Karma, which represents Winger completing its full musical circle. The result is an amazing new record where the four band members: Kip, Reb, Rod and John Roth shine with an incredible instrumental and vocal prowess at the service of superb Hard Rock songs but with an uncanny sense of melody. 11 tracks. Frontiers.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Deal with the Devil
  2. Stone Cold Killer
  3. Big World Away
  4. Come a Little Closer
  5. Pull Me Under
  6. Supernova
  7. Always Within Me
  8. Feeding Frenzy
  9. After All This Time
  10. Witness
  11. First Ending [*]


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 16, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Frontiers Music Srl
  • ASIN: B002MVO3T4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,035 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Every song on here is great the first 2 Tracks "Deal With the Devil" and "Stone Cold Killer" are Hard Rockers all the way with Awesome Guitar Riffs. "Big World Away" is another killer track with a great uptempo driving beat. "Come A little Closer" Has a almost Metal feel to it ala: Judas Priest. The next Track "Pulled Me Under" is a rip roaring fast song kinda like the riff of "Painkiller" incredible song!. then the next track called "Supernova" slows down a bit and has a nice slow groove. The next track "Always Within You" is a Ballad which has alot of Depth and emotion very melodic and then it picks up toward the end with a nice solo.

"Feeding Frenzy" has a Modern rocker approach with a melodic feel to it.
"After all this Time" a real nice bluesy song with a excellent solo by Reb Beach and Kip sounds awesome on this. The Song "Witness' Opens up with some real mellow keyboards and then builds to a driving melodic chorus and then finishes with one of the best solo's in Reb Beach's career! The Bonus track is just a very mellow piano song.

I own everything that Winger has put out and this is one of the best! I would even say My favorite album of the year! Kip Winger's vocals are incredible and Reb's guitar playing is simply amazing.
It's Mature and rocks out! the Production is superb, the playing on all the tracks are excellent. I would say one of the best Melodic Rock albums of 2009 bar none!! a "Must Have" for Winger and Hard Rock fans!
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Karma is amazing! I have been listening to this CD almost everyday since I received it a few weeks ago and I am totally blow away! I have a few favorites that I just can't help but keep going back to over and over like Witness, Always Within Me, Supernova, After All This Time, Big World Away but I can honestly say that I enjoy every song. Each one gets under your skin and into your head....enchants you...plays with you and takes you for a spin and away to another place...which is what good music does...alters your reality for the better. :0)

Kip is known for his superb compositions and with this CD there is no exception, he and Reb of course really out did themselves. Musically... just when you think you know where it is going to go....there are little unexpected twists and turns that keep your ears at a constant state of alertness. Lyrically...wow...just brilliant lyrics on my personal favorites like Witness, Always Within Me. I have to say that Supernova is becoming a huge favorite and I am so impressed by the contributions of PJ Winger on that one!

Kip's voice is off the charts and he sings the s#@# out of these songs! His range is incredible and I feel his voice has actually gotten better over the years...which is saying a lot...because that is highly unusual for a rock singer at least in my opinion. Reb's playing is phenomenal .....I mean what can you say...the man morphs with his guitar and plays on another level of consciousness. John's solo is passionate and beautiful on After All This Time, Rod...stellar performances and an artist who shows us a surprising side on bonus track First Ending.

Go BUY this CD and you should buy more than one and give to your family and friends for the Holidays because it is rare that you find such an incredibly talent group of musicians complete an album of this caliber these days. These guys so deserve a success with this CD! It is amazing!
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I have long considered Winger's album "Pull" one of the best albums in my entire CD collection. It has been a top 5 favorite of mine ever since I first absorbed it in the early 90s. This new album Karma, I dare say, is EVEN BETTER. Why? Because it has more bite and muscle than Pull does. Pull gets the nod in terms of lyrics and emotions. But, Karma just plain ROCKS... it is Winger at their most rocking, without a doubt! The Karma songs are just as great as the Pull songs but the power and intensity is a step up.

I did NOT like the prior album, IV, it was a real disappointment to me. I had to work to find songs I liked and found nothing I loved. Karma is Winger and is everything IV wasn't in all the right ways. Karma has a huge span of songs I absolutely love. I think the two weakest songs are the first two songs and then after that it just hits a stride and never lets up. And to say those first two songs are weak would be incorrect (I just think they are a bit overly cheesy lyrically... opening lines singing about Elvis? Really?), it is just that the songs that come later are so top notch. I keep finding new songs that are my favorite on this one. Is it Pull Me Under? Feeding Frenzy? Come A Little Closer? Big World Away? They are all so great and flawless how can you really choose one ahead of the others?

2009 has been a good year for music from older bands... and I would say Karma is the best album of them all. Winger showcases again how supremely talented they are at every position. The vocals, the guitar, the drums, the bass... and most importantly the songs, are superb! They achieve such a high level of accomplishment it is beyond what most other bands could ever do.
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I'm a huge Winger fan, and after reading the reviews, and listening to it myself, i must say, this is ABSOLUTELY, 100% the BEST album of 2009! HANDS DOWN!!

With songs like "Deal With The Devil," "ALways WIthin Me," "Pull Me Under," and "Big World Away," you'll be blasting up the volume like you did when you first heard that awesome "Winger sound!" I Highly recommend this CD to Winger fans especially, but also to New fans of the band, as it is a great start to your further exploration into one of the 80's coolest rock bands!!

SO BUY IT AND ENJOY IT! CUZ I KNOW I DID! =)
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