4.8 Why does the cover art on The Present look familiar?

The front cover is an adaptation of Maxfield Parrish's 1922 work "Daybreak," which also incorporates some elements of Parrish's "The Garden of Allah." The differences are that in the Moody version, the standing figure is wearing clothing and is giving a "present" of an "X" (since it's the Moodies' 10th studio album) to the reclining figure. The urns and some background differences are adapted from "The Garden of Allah." Also, in Parrish's art nouveau version, there was no spaceship just around the corner as there is on the back cover of The Present.

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