"Blood and Honey" was released as a single in December 1976 and later was included on Amanda's debut album I Am a Photograph. It was written by Amanda Lear (lyrics) and Anthony Monn (music), with whom she co-operated for the following five years. The song lyrics were inspired by Salvador Dalí's painting Honey is Sweeter than Blood (La miel es más dulce que la sangre). It became Amanda Lear's first notable hit.
The B-side of the 7" single was "She's Got the Devil in Her Eyes", in fact an instrumental version of "Blood and Honey". On the 12" version of the single, released in the United Kingdom and Canada, an extended, 9-minute-long version of "Blood and Honey" was included.