Your Funeral… My Trial is the fourth studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on 3 November 1986 by Mute Records. Your Funeral... My Trial was originally released as a double EP. The album was issued on CD with a different running order and the bonus track "Scum". During this period in his life, Cave was steeped in heroin addiction, perhaps evidenced by the melancholy, desperate mood of this album.

Cave later said, "That particular record, which is my favourite of the records we've done, is very special to me and a lot of amazing things happened, musically, in the studio. There are some songs on that record that as far as I'm concerned are just about perfect as we can get really- songs like "The Carny", "Your Funeral, My Trial", and "Stranger Than Kindness", I think are really quite brilliant."

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds appeared in the 1987 Wim Wenders film Der Himmel über Berlin, performing "The Carny" (which is heard once before the performance scene) and "From Her to Eternity". "The Carny" also inspired the 2004 animated short film Jo Jo in the Stars, which won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Short Film. The film was created and directed by Marc Craste, who said about "The Carny": "The lyrics read like a short story, it seemed to suggest a film – a straight visual interpretation of the text..."

The album was remastered and reissued on 27 April 2009 as a collector's edition CD/DVD set. The CD features the original 8-song vinyl double EP's track listing and track order, while "Scum" is featured as a bonus audio track on the accompanying DVD.

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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Your Funeral… My Trial 2×12" Vinyl 4 + 4 Mute STUMM 34 [none]
Your Funeral… My Trial CD 9 Mute CDSTUMM 34 5016025610341
Your Funeral… My Trial (unknown) 9
Your Funeral… My Trial CD 9 Mute INT 846.823 4006758468235
Your Funeral… My Trial CD 9 Liberation Records (Australian label) D19636 9399601963625
Your Funeral… My Trial CD 9 Mute 61719-2 724596171929
Your Funeral… My Trial CD 8 Mute CDSEEDS4 5099923700420


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