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 Posted:   Sep 23, 2007 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

Does anyone have the chronoligcal order for the tracks of John Ottman's The Usual Suspects, please?

I watched the movie last again (I had not seen it in a long time) last week (or maybe a bit more), and of course, I cannot remember precisely where a few lines appear, nor quite guess what some titles refer to (as obvious as it might turn out to be in the end).

Here is what I have, working from the titles alone (ie, not comparing with the music in the movie):

(23) The Water
(11) The Arrests
(08) Verbal Kint
(03) The Story Begins
(13) New York's Finest
(12) Redfoot
(07) The Garage
(16) I Work for Keyser Soze
(21) A Gift
(17) The Faces of his Family
(05) Farewell Fenster
(04) Payback Time
(18) The Plan Begins
(19) Back to the Pier
(20) Casing the Boat
(02) Getting On Board
(06) He's Here
(09) Keyser Appears
(22) The Greatest Trick

Plus these I am really not sure where to place (the "Main Theme", for instance, might work as end titles, though I could copy those from the DVD):
(01) Main Theme
(10) It Was Beautiful
(14) Kobayashi's Domain
(15) The Killing of a Rat

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2007 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

According to a review I read, the correct order is:

(23) The Water
(9) Keyser Appears
(11) The Arrests
(8) Verbal Kint
(3) The Story Begins
(13) New York's Finest
(12) Redfoot
(7) The Garage
(16) "I Work for Keyser Soze"
(21) A Gift
(17) The Faces of His Family
(5) Farewell Fenster
(4) Payback Time
(14) Kobayashi's Domain
(20) Casing the Boat
(18) The Plan Begins
(2) Getting on Board
(6) "He's Here!"
(15) The Killing of a Rat
(19) Back to the Pier
(22) The Greatest Trick
(1) Main Theme

For some reason, it left out (10), but I hope this helps.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2007 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Er... that was me who wrote that review and forgot to mention track 10. Oops. The correct order would be: 23, 9, 11, 8, 3, 13, 10, 12, 7, 16, 21, 17, 5, 4, 14, 20, 18, 2, 6, 15, 19, 22, 1.

That's actually just a very close approximation; as a few of the tracks are actually combined. "Verbal Kint," for example, is a suite.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2007 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

Thank you very much!

Since I didn't compare with the DVD, I had some doubts one "Keyser Appears" and "Back to the Pier", which I thought might indeed be featured in this order.
I'm surprised I didn't think of placing "The Killing of a Rat" there.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2009 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   KevinSmith   (Member)

Is it a better listen?

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2009 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

With the flood of sumptuous film music releases since then, I have not played it in a while, which makes an honest comparison difficult.
I do remember enjoying it rather than being disappointed with the chronological order-- sorry I can't be more helpful right now; I'll try and play it to give you a better opinion.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2009 - 8:54 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Along with Mark Mancina's Speed, The Usual Suspects ranks as one of the worst-sequenced soundtrack albums in history. The end credits first, the opening credits last, and everything else seemingly picked at random out of a hat. confused Awful. This is a CD I find IMPOSSIBLE to listen to in the album order, so I burned a CD with the film sequence.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2009 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

'A Fish Called Wanda' is weird like that-
End Credits first, then Main title, and the album concludes with a suite of everything we just heard (of course, so does 'Escape from the Planet of The Apes' on my music player...).
Everything else in order.

I'm very pro-'all the cues, in order', but I have to say that there are albums like 'Ususal Suspects' and the original LP of 'Wrath of Khan' that are well put together with very cohesive listening experiences.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2010 - 8:53 PM   
 By:   KevinSmith   (Member)

'A Fish Called Wanda' is weird like that-
End Credits first, then Main title, and the album concludes with a suite of everything we just heard (of course, so does my 'Escape from the Planet of The Apes'...).
Everything else in order.

I'm very pro-'all the cues, in order', but I have to say that there are albums like 'Ususal Suspects' and the original LP of 'Wrath of Khan' that are well put together with very cohesive listening experiences.


While I don't think that a film order listen isn't that bad, I can see why John Ottman rearranged the album as it was. I still don't understand why he didn't put 'The Water' first on the album and the end credits cue 'Main Theme' last... Because the Main theme cue is really the release from the build up of the fantastic ending. With The Water cue, it's not quite the same.

 
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