Tori Amos – Y Kant Tori Read? sealed U.S. 1988 LP


A still sealed original U.S. pressing of the 1988 LP Y Kant Tori Read? by the band of the same name, featuring Tori Amos.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. pressing of the LP Y Kant Tori Read? by the band of the same name, featuring Tori Amos.

About this copy: This copy of Y Kant Tori Read? is an original U.S. pressing on the Atlantic label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips or tears.  There is a saw mark in the upper left hand corner of the cover; we’ve never seen a copy without one, as the album sold quite poorly when first released.

There is a hype sticker on the shrink wrap that says “Includes The Big Picture (and) Cool on Your Island.”

There is a bend in the upper left hand corner of the cover.

A beautiful copy of a very rare Tori Amos LP and the first sealed copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Long considered the first album by Tori Amos, Y Kant Tori Read? is actually the only album by the band of the same name, featuring Tori Amos on piano and vocals.

The album only sold a handful of copies and was quickly deleted, though it has since become quite collectible due to Amos’ successful solo career. gave Y Kant Tori Read? a 3 1/2 star review:

A critical and commercial flop at the time of release, Y Kant Tori Read was seemingly doomed from the start. Yet, as the decades passed, the only album recorded by Tori Amos’ ephemeral late-’80s synth rock outfit managed to become a beloved fan favorite and a crucial stepping stone on the path to her ’90s breakthrough as a confessional singer/songwriter. … Without the failure of Y Kant Tori Read and her direct reaction to its forced aesthetic, Amos’ true vision might never have emerged four years later on Little Earthquakes. As she sings on “Etienne,” “By the morning maybe we’ll remember who I am.” In hindsight, Amos needed to make Y Kant Tori Read to do just that.

You can listen to “Cool on Your Island” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1988
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in