VS1053 MP3 shield

I just got a VS1053 MP3 shield that I would like to use in a project, which also involves a TFT display. When I loaded the example sketch, it used 80% of available memory. The TFT is a bit of a hog is well. I was wondering what the most memory efficient way to use the MP3 shield would be.

Thanks in advance for any help you have to offer.