The US release includes bonus tracks "Shockwave", "Solace", and "Cool It Down". While many fans of the band enjoyed Meltdown, the album failed to make a splash in the US and was not able to build on the mild success of Free All Angels.
The Japanese release includes "Tinseltown" and "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" as bonus tracks.
Other b-sides from this era include "We Don't Care" and a cover of Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday", which was recorded for War Child.
In the UK, a limited edition of the album was also made, comprising two Compact Discs, one with the 11 studio recordings and one featuring live versions of the 11 new songs and live versions of three other songs ("A Life Less Ordinary", "Darkside Lightside", and "Burn Baby Burn"). The Japanese limited edition release added live versions of "Girl From Mars", "Walking Barefoot"
Meltdown tells the story of Caliente, aka The Flare, a superhero with flame based powers that are killing him. He's only got 7 days left to put his life in order, and to make amends for all of his regrets. The story largely consists of flashbacks that show Caliente's trials and tribulations leading to his final days.
The series was collected into a trade paperback entitled "MELTDOWN: The Definitive Collection", which also featured 52 pages of new material.
Western is an 'L' station on the CTA'sBrown Line. It is an elevated station with two side platforms, located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. The adjacent stations are Rockwell, which is located about one quarter mile (0.4km) to the west, and Damen, about one half mile (0.8km) to the east. Between Western and Rockwell the line descends and runs on surface level tracks for the rest of the route to Kimball.
The station was put into service in 1907 as part of Northwestern Elevated Railroad's Ravenswood line, and has been rebuilt twice since—in the late 1920s, and again from 1979 to 1981. The current station consists of two side platforms, and a central storage line, its platforms were extended in 2006–07 to enable the station to accommodate eight railcars.
A portion of the Berlin Wall is inside the station, and is dedicated to the citizens of Chicago for helping "secure the freedom" of Berlin. The Lincoln-Square Neighborhood has been historically German.
It was 15 March 2016. David Drumm, the man who once called the shots in Anglo IrishBank, was about to step outside and face the media. ... In a courtroom on the top floor of the criminal courts building, four other bankers were on trial for offences carried out in the dying days of Anglo Irish Bank ... one of the few bank bosses in the western world to go to jail as a result of the global financial meltdown....