The City’s Now That Everything Been Said Album Reissued by Light In The Attic; Seminal 1968 Group With Carole King
By Harvey Kubernik C 2015
The Light In The Attic record label in late 2015 reissued the Lou Adler-produced 1968 album Now That Everything’s Been Said by The City, a music unit formed by songwriter/pianist/singer Carole King, bass player Charles Larkey, along with former Flying Machine and Fugs’ member, guitarist/vocalist Danny Kortchmar.. Jim Gordon is the drummer on Now That Everything’s Been Said.
In the mid-’60s King, husband Gerry Goffin, and entertainment music columnist and writer Al Aronowitz founded their own short-lived New Jersey-based record label, Tomorrow Records, briefly distributed by Atco Records.
Charles Larkey, the bassist for Tomorrow Records’ the Myddle Class, eventually became King’s second husband after her marriage to Goffin dissolved. Joel O’Brien, the Myddle Class drummer, later would contribute greatly on King’s landmark Tapestry.
It was in 1967 when Carole King decided to pursue a solo recording career again. King and Larkey then relocated to Southern California and
Hollywood’s rustic Laurel Canyon area. Kortchmar moved to Los Angeles after appearing on the Fugs’ Tenderness Junction album.
This is the first official vinyl reissue of The City’s lone audio document that was re-mastered from the original tapes that Adler produced for his Ode imprint which was distributed in ’68 by Columbia Records.