LEGION Season 1 Volume 2 contains additional original music by Jeff Russo (Fargo, The Night Of) with two sought after pieces – the special Legion “Fauxlero” version of Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero” and Dan Stevens performing The Muppets’ classic "The Rainbow Connection" on banjo.
"So glad to be releasing volume 2 of the season one score. There were a number of cues that we just couldn't let out of the bag until after we aired,” explained Russo. “‘Fauxlero’ was so much fun to put together and when was the last time you heard a harpsichord cue?”
LEGION, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens) – a troubled young man who may be more than human.
“When I first started working on LEGION, the showrunner Noah Hawley gave me some great feedback regarding the tonal palate, he suggested I read neurologist Oliver Sacks Hallucinations,” said Russo. “It was a fascinating read and it really did help inspire. It is all about the way that our mind can change our perception of reality and what that says about our brains. It was something that directed me right to where this amazing show was going.”
EMMY® and Grammy®-nominated musician, Jeff Russo has become a prominent composer, songwriter and arranger in the film and television industry. Russo received two Emmy nominations for his memorable music on FX’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series, Fargo. He is currently scoring the third season of the show, as well as Starz’s hit drama Power. Russo’s music was recently heard on HBO’s hit Golden Globe-nominated miniseries The Night Of.
In addition to composing music for film and television, Russo still plays music with his rock band. He is a founding member, lead guitarist and co-songwriter of two-time GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, Tonic. Their debut album, "Lemon Parade," posted three singles in the U.S. Mainstream rock charts' Top 10, with “If You Could Only See," rocketing to number one. In 2003, the band received two GRAMMY nominations, one for "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" for "Take Me As I Am," and one for "Best Rock Album."