Hook may not be a symphony, but if I'm listening to whole thing in one sitting, I'd just as soon have the music be continuous where it was intended to be so. It can be more bothersome (for me anyway) to hear--as has been mentioned regarding the Concord TOD, for instance--music, clearly meant to flow together, disrupted by a few moments of silence.
Honestly, I am not talking about dividing an 18 minute track into countless little pieces of about a minute or less! Duh. Surely there is a middle ground!
And there is a big difference between the way it's meant to be heard in the movies (oftentimes a cue goes on and on, segues seamlessly into the next cue, etc.), and the way it's best presented on an album. Breaking up an overlong piece into 2 or 3 sections, in a way that makes sense
... that's what I am talking about! And for my taste 18 minutes is just too long.
No way JW regards this18-minute piece as only "one cue."