Betty Davis was a musical maverick with vision. Image, substance, sex and grit combined with a badass band that could deliver the funk bed backbone to the sultry music between the sheets. After cutting two notorious discs for the Just Sunshine label (Betty Davis and They Say I'm Different), and Nasty Gal for Island Records, Davis went to work on her most personal and expressive record yet. After capturing 10 hard-hitting tracks in 1976 at the remote Studio in the Country (Louisiana), a creative difference with her then-label caused the platter to be unexpectedly shelved. Davis would cut one final album and soon retreat from the music business, completely disappearing from the public eye.
Is It Love or Desire is a little-known gem in the Davis catalog. This expanded vinyl edition features a gatefold jacket and booklet including rare photos and lyrics, with the vinyl plated at RTI.
This album cements this bold soul sister's contributions to music and popular culture. It's time to get down...
Betty Davis forever!
It's easy to say that this the best thing Davis ever cut, especially when a record has existed in mythology for as long as this one has, but that makes it no less true. Many thanks to the Light in the Attic imprint for bringing Is It Love or Desire out of the realm of myth and the dustbin of history, and into the hands of music fans.
- Vinyl LP
- Black Vinyl
- Pressed at RTI
- Gatefold Jacket with Foil Detail & OBI Strip
- Liner Notes by Oliver Wang Interviewing Betty
- Booklet with Rare Photos & Lyrics
- Released with the Full Support of Betty Davis
- Is It Love Or Desire
- It's So Good
- Whorey Angel
- Crashin' From Passion
- When Romance Says Goodbye
- Bottom Of The Barrel
- Stars Starve, You Know
- Let's Get Personal
- Bar Hoppin'
- For My Man