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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Take That strip off for Progress cover

Undated handout of the cover of Take That's forthcoming album Progress showing the band in a primal Darwin-esque shot. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 19, 2010. Take That are showing their musical evolution - by stripping to ape the famous 'ascent of man' image. Top photographer Nadav Kander - who has photographed President Barack Obama - created the shot which sees the slightly blurred figures against a vivid yellow background. Kander's artwork has previously featured on albums by Snow Patrol and Richard Ashcroft. See PA story SHOWBIZ TakeThat Album. Photo credit should read: Handout/PA Wire
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British band Take That perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

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 their forthcoming album called '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 for the band, with less emphasis on ballads and more experimentation with electronic pop.



Kander's artwork has previously featured on albums by Snow Patrol and the Verve's 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?'



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