Take That show 'ascent of man'
Published 19/10/2010 | 00:29
Take That are showing their musical evolution - by stripping to ape the famous "ascent of man" image.
The reunited group are pictured on the cover of forthcoming album Progress in a primal Darwin-esque shot.
Top photographer Nadav Kander - who has photographed US president Barack Obama - created the shot which sees the slightly blurred figures against a vivid yellow background.
The image is usually used to show man's progress from primate over the course of several million years.
The album is said to mark a radical change in style, with less emphasis on ballads and more experimentation with electronic pop.
Kander's artwork has previously featured on albums by Snow Patrol and Richard Ashcroft.
Progress - which is out on November 22 - marks the return of Robbie Williams to the group after he quit in 1995, although it is the group's third album since re-forming in 2005.
The album includes new single The Flood which is also out next month.
Other songs on the ten-track album include Kidz, Pretty Things and Underground Machine. There is also an intensely personal song by Mark Owen, What Do You Want From Me?.