Lakeshore Records will release the Legion Season 1 Volume 2 (Original Television Soundtrack) digitally on June 9, 2017. The album 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. Stay tuned for more album details! Preview the previously released Volume 1 Soundtrack below, out now via Lakeshore Records!
“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 is produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television.
Part of what makes the Legion soundtrack thrilling is that it doesn’t require telepathy — or even guesswork, really — to become enveloped in its world. In a sense, the soundtrack is a throwback, owing much of its genetic makeup to Pink Floyd’s 1973 masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon. (Russo has even discussed purchasing the same synthesizer, the EMS VCS3, to get closer to the album’s warbly, analog psychedelic sound.) Much like that record, the Legion soundtrack succeeds by fucking with the listener. – Tirhakah Love, MTV
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. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which he must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees are the result of him being a mutant.