Your Funeral... My Trial [2 CD] Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered
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Cave's delivery is debauched to say the least. As if he's about to nod off on the edge of an abyss. At other times, howling at the bottom of an empty well. Throughout, the Bad Seeds create an atmosphere of slow burning tension that on more than one occasion lives up to threat and erupts with a vengeance. Overall it's a narcotic pull into the maelstrom.
As for this long overdue reissue series of Cave's 1st 4 albums, it's nice to finally hear Your Funeral in its originally intended sequence. (might add the initial vinyl was released as a double EP).
At the time, anything resembling a traditional ballad was a rare commodity on a Bad Seeds record. Kicking off an album with such a haunting, dreamlike song may have thrown some fans for a loop. "Sad Waters" is quite simply one of the finest ballads Cave has ever penned. As dreamlike as it is, there's never been anything quite like what follows.
All reverie suddenly turns to nightmare. "The Carney" is ramshackle dose of gothic rain & bad directions. Think Kurt Weill meets Todd Browning's "Freaks". As a writer, Cave is on top of his game with this tale of a broken down circus and the burial of a horse known as "Sorrow". It's the album's signature track and a Cave classic. They've never recorded anything like it.
For somber, after hours delirium, it's hard to top the title track & "Stranger Than Kindness". Two songs that would be at home in any David Lynch soundtrack.Read more ›
This is one of his best releases, along with 'Let Love In'. Pick it up - it's a hard listen but it drills itself into your skull after a few listens.
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I'm a big fan of Nick Cave's more recent recordings, but this is definitely one of my favorite early records of his. Dark malicious storytelling at its best.Published 10 months ago by Matthew
I'm an old fan of all things Cave. This 'album' has some great work on it. The man's a genius of darkness.Published on June 22, 2014 by Kurk Schoner
you can have your push the sky away or even abbatoir blues.
I love this and Tender Prey,where NIck was at during this time is inspiring. Read more
When an album has a title as cheerful as this one, you know it is special! The brooding music has a curious lounge sound and is a pleasant listening experience that grows on you. Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by idratherbe
I must have most of Nick Caves musical work as well as his novels. I keep returning to this album as my favorite. I've had it in vinyl, CD and audio. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by Raed
To me this is a turning point album for the bad seeds. You can still feel the early rawness from the first two albums, but it is starting to get more refined (i don't think this is... Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by ...
I've had this CD in its original form for years. In fact I've probably got through 2 or 3 copies. The latest was bought to experience the remastered format and the DVD. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by John H
After one listen I was a little disappointed. After two listens I was a little intrigued. After three listens I wondered what was wrong with me the other two times. Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by A. Lund
Of all the albums issued by Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds over the years, Your Funeral My Trial stands as the most inscrutable and least accessible of all. Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by Kurt Harding