Our Song of the Day comes from a Light In The Attic’s reissue of The City’s album ‘Now That Everything’s Been Said‘. The City were Carole King’s band, yes that Carole King, her solo album Tapestry (1971) launched her solo singing career into orbit. Before this she headed out to Laurel Canyon in ’67 with her children following the breakdown of her marriage to Gerry Goffin.
Here she formed The City with future husband Charles Larkey on bass and Danny Kortchmar on guitar and vocals. With King on piano and vocals, they created a folk rock sound that pre-empted the singer-songwriter boom of the ‘70s. Light in the Attic are the first to officially re-issue Now That Everything’s Been Said and you can hear Victim Of Circumstance below.
Listening now, you can feel the threads that lead to Tapestry and to the hugely successful performing career that followed. It’s not so much an oddity in King’s work as the missing link between her two lives. Reissued here in deluxe vinyl, this is, at long last, a chance to own this lost album.
Pre-order it here: http://lightintheattic.net/releases/1909-now-that-everything-s-been-said