Michael Callen

Purple Heart

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Purple Heart is nothing less than the most stunning gay album recorded to date. The album has a pop/rocking set that segues into a more intimate set of six songs with him at the piano, and contains the classics "Living in Wartime," "Love Don't Need a Reason," and Callen's ultra-campy reading of "Where the Boys Are." It is a must-have by an outstanding human being and hero to our community with one of the most wondrous voices ever recorded, and about whom Elizabeth Taylor said, "His life is a shining symbol of hope, strength and courage."

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