is the debut studio album by American Winger rock band Winger. The album was released through Atlantic Records in 1988 and was produced by Beau Hill.
The music was radio-friendly, but with a
progressive twist. The lyrics, however, were typical of the age and genre. 
A number of radio and video hits were extracted from the album, including "
Headed for a Heartbreak" and " Seventeen", peaking at No. 19 and No. 26 at the s Billboard single chart. On February 11, 1989, the album peaked at number 21 on the , Billboard 200 and after that stayed on the chart for 63 weeks.  It achieved platinum status in the United States  and went gold in Canada  and Japan. 
The name "Sahara" appears in the lower right hand section of the album cover. The band initially wanted to call themselves "Sahara", but that name was taken by another band at the time. Though they ultimately chose the name
Winger, "Sahara" remained on the cover.
In support of the album, Winger toured for over a year with bands like
Bad Company, Scorpions, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Poison, Skid Row and Tesla.
videos were shot for the four singles " Madalaine", "Seventeen", "Headed for a Heartbreak" and " Hungry".
6. "State of Emergency" Winger, Taylor 3:37 7. "Time to Surrender" Winger, Beach 4:10 8. "Poison Angel" Winger, Beach 3:24 9. "Hangin' On" Winger, Beach, Hill 3:35 10. " Headed for a Heartbreak" Winger 5:13
11. "Higher and Higher" (B-side of the "Madalaine" single) Winger, Beach 3:18
Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.
 Winger Additional personnel
Dweezil Zappa - left side guitar solo on "Purple Haze" Beau Hill, Ira McLaughlin - additional vocals
Sandra Park, Rebecca Young, Hae Young Ham, Maria Kitsopoulos - strings Production
Beau Hill - producer, engineer Noah Baron, Jimmy Hoyson - assistant engineers
Bob Schwall, Bob Caputo - technicians
Stephen Benben - digital editing
Ted Jensen - mastering at Sterling Sound, NYC Brad Miskel, Ron Feddor - additional input
Dan Hubp - cover art and design
Steven Selikoff - photography
Platinum (+ 1,000,000)  Canada
Gold (+ 50,000) 
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