12 Years Ago Today

I was eagerly waiting the release of Dream Theater’s live album from their evening at the Radio City Music Hall in New York which was shot on August 30, 2000.┬áThe album title and release date were announced months ago.

September 11, 2001
A couple of hours after my brain started computing the unfortunate events of 9/11 and the great turmoil in the United States I found myself even more dumbstruck when I remembered the cover and title of Dream Theater’s live album that was set to be released the same morning, with the twin towers engulfed in flames on a burning apple on its cover and the title that says “Live Scenes From New York”.
Definitely one of the greatest What the Fuck moments in my life.

Dream Theater - Live Scenes From New York
Dream Theater – Live Scenes From New York

The album was released the same morning, September 11, 2001 and was pulled off the shelves right away after the tragedy, to be released later with a different album cover.

Some stores still sold copies with the original cover in the US and worldwide, and those remain a collector’s item. I count myself lucky to own one of the few copies sold.