The Margin is a brilliant document of Hammill's early-mid 1980's 'Beat Group' on active live duty.
 
This expanded version includes an extra disc of material.
 
The booklet includes erudite musings from PH himself and the album contains scorching band treatments of solo classics such as the 20 minute Flight and the compelling 10 minute Happy Hour.

 

CD1 - The Margin:
 
1. The future now (3:48) 
2. Porton down (5:41) 
3. Stranger still (6:22) 
4. Sign (6:37) 
5. Jargon King (3:18) 
6. Empress's clothes (5:50) 
7. The sphinx in the face (5:15) 
8. Labour of love (5:50) 
9. Sitting Targets (5:41) 
10. Patient (7:31) 
11. Flight (20:32)
 
CD2 - +:
 
1. The second hand (6:02) 
2. My experience (4:12) 
3. Paradox Drive (4:18) 
4. Modern (7:40) 
5. Film Noir (5:06) 
6. The great experiment (5:46) 
7. Happy hour (9:45) 
8. Central hotel (5:00) 
9. Again (4:24) 
10. If I could (5:52)

 

- Peter Hammill / vocals, guitar, piano 
- John Ellis / lead guitar 
- Nic Potter / bass 
- Guy Evans / drums, percussion