In iTunes I just removed the front off that song. I also removed the intro from The Talisman, made everything good again.To each their own; I think the second half is the stronger one, and would put 3 of the songs (EOTC, SOTV and TOAC) very high in my personal ranking.
I think parts of songs that bloat them unnecessarily (yes, I'm still mad Satellite 15 wasn't separated from TFF) and hurt that song are more of a concern than entire tracks, which you can skip more easily.
I don't like having the two ballads, TOAC and MOS, but just pick one and remove the other. Then its a perfect album.
I don't really understand when people complain about having too much. Just pick what you like and play that, get rid of the rest. Still an whole album's worth left.