Gavin’s version of ‘Next’ (originally available on the album ‘Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves’) appears on the Cd ‘Next’ (Barclay/Universal), a tribute to Jacques Brel, scheduled for release in France and the U.K. on March 15. Other artists on this compilation include David Bowie, Marc Almond, Nina Simone and Scott Walker. Tracklisting: 01…

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Gavin and a host of other Irish heads have contributed to Voices and Poetry of Ireland, a 3 CD and book anthology of Irish poetry to benefit Focus Ireland. Gavin picked Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol. The CD and book set (€ 40 will be available from Harper Collins in two weeks. Press release…

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A double spoken-word CD, “Closed on account of Rabies” – featuring the work of writer Edgar Allen Poe, read by Jeff Buckley, Iggy Pop, Christopher Walken, Gabriel Byrne, Marianne Faithful, Diamanda Galas, Deborah Harry Gavin Friday and others and produced by Hal Willner will be released next month. Gavin’s contribution is the poem ‘For Annie’.

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