MAGIC CHRISTIAN MUSIC ARTWORK
The title for Badfinger's debut long-play derives from the 1959 novel by the Terry Southern. The novel was eventually made into a movie featuring Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers. What is of interest here is the artwork for the debut album that was designed by David King. According to Matovina's book, King may have been influenced by two artists, Rene Magritte and Giorgio de Chirico. I searched the net for some of their work and developed a comparison photo of all three artists. Click on the photo and judge for yourself. Thank you to Robert Rose (check his Badfinger website) for the scan of the Magic Christian CD cover.