Pure Albums (2013)

Harry Belafonte’s music is censored for his “Zionist tendencies”.

“Inch’Allah” is a famous song composed and sung by Salvatore Adamo in 1967. The lyrics were written by Adamo as a peace song with the Six Days War between Israel and the Arab States. Still the song was banned in virtually all Arab countries with what they perceived as pro-Israel sentiments in the song and the mentioning of Jerusalem as a Jewish city after it fell during the Arab Israeli War under Israeli control.

The following song titles were censored with a black marker on all 3 albums:

“Pure… France” Album:
– Mes Mains Sur Tes Hanches by Salvatore Adamo – CENSORED
– Inch Allah by Salvatore Adamo – CENSORED

“Pure… 50s” Album:
– Banana Boat (Day-O) by Harry Belafonte – CENSORED
– Island In The Sun by Harry Belafonte – CENSORED

“Pure… 60s” Album:
– Midnight Special by Harry Belafonte – CENSORED

Censorship Information

Date Released 2013
Date Censored 2013
Official Censoring Entity General Security
Censoring Reason Israel
Action Taken Censored