Let’s play the Ring cycle on random shuffle

Why the hell do publishers of classical CDs break up pieces into multiple tracks when they’re played as one continuous piece of music? Who listens to part 4 of “Music For Eighteen Musicians” without listening to the other 6 parts? Or listens to them in a different order?

I mean, maybe there are people who listen to (say) the second section of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74 ’Pathetique’ without listening to the first or third sections… but such people need to be hunted down and taught the error of their ways.