The cover portrait for the 1982 Diana Ross album Silk Electric was based on a Polaroid picture that Warhol shot of the singer, with bare shoulders.
For the release of the album on cassette in Egypt, the naked shoulder seemed to be a problem. Which was easily fixed with some art director magic: Diana Ross is now wearing a blue dress with a tiny black collar. (There is no mention of the country of origin on the cassette, but according to Discogs the label Super was Egyptian).
Also In Saudi Arabia the album Silk Electric was released on cassette. The approach to censor the cover art was different, though: the cover was cropped – zoomed-in if you like – so the bare shoulder was not in the picture at all.
Once again, a fascinating post, Guy! And again I learned quite a lot of new info. First, I had no idea the the Silk Electric album was released by RCA in America – I have only seen Capitol/EMI versions. So the RCA promo photo was very special.
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LOVE your cassette posts! There are a lot of funny middle eastern censored album covers, hadn’t seen this though. 🙂