Following the 2008 smash The Red Album, Geffen Records has put together this Weezer refresher course for the holiday season, covering songs from The Blue Album, The Green Album, and Maladroit. Primarily of value for younger fans who’ve caught up with the group in the latter 2000s, the disc is worthwhile for the opening one-two punch of “Buddy Holly” and “Say It Ain’t So.” It also includes two of their finest second-decade tracks, “Beverly Hills” and “Island In The Sun.” Considering the legitimate hits left off this six-pack, it’s a testament to Rivers Cuomo and Co.’s remarkable chart-topping chemistry.
Lilias, the host of a beloved and long-running PBS yoga instruction show, here lends her calming voice to a guided meditation. The CD begins with a brief but informed discussion of the four steps to relaxation, followed by some safety precautions. (Since the disc is divided into seven tracks, the listener can skip over the introduction and cautions after the first few plays.) Then Lilias provides a detailed guide to deep breathing and stretching, a visualization exercise, and an "inner smile" meditation.Peaceful background music (including tracks by popular healing music composer Steven Halpern) helps encourage relaxation and inward reflection. DISCOVER SERENITY is a valuable tool for meditation and relaxation from an American yoga luminary.