I was doing some reading on Dream Theater last friday on wikipedia and found out an interesting little tidbit about the Live Scenes from New York album:
Coincidentally, it was originally released on September 11, 2001, but when it was noticed that the cover artwork depicted the twin towers of the World Trade Center in flames, it was recalled and re-released a short time later. Some copies with the original artwork still exist, and are now a rare collectors item.
As I was looking at the two artwork examples on the wiki page I realised that my copy of that album looked like NEITHER of the images there. Later that evening I pulled out my copy of the album and I got very, very excited. I bought that album used and had always thought it curious that there was a big sticker over the center of the album but had never thought to peek underneath. It took about 5 minutes to peel it off without doing any damage to the original artwork underneath. What did I discover underneath? Why nothing short of the original artwork that was released on Sept 11, 2001.
A very happy Dave indeed.