Iggy, Buckley, Walken Revisit Poe

October 6 [14:00 EDT] -- Edgar Allen Poe, the 19th Century creep-meister behind "The Raven," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "Murders In The Rue Morgue," will be the subject of a two-CD set featuring Iggy Pop, Jeff Buckley, Christopher Walken, and many others.

The author, whose gothic tales of horror still chill readers nearly 150 years after his death, provides the fodder for "Closed on Account of Rabies."

On the double-CD, artists from Gabriel Byrne to Dr. John to the previously mentioned Pop, Buckley, and Walken read from some of Poe's best known works, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Black Cat," and "The Masque of the Red Death."

The set, which arrives in late November, will also feature readings from Marianne Faithful, Ken Nordine, Abel Ferrara, Gavin Friday, Ed Sanders, Diamanda Galas, and Deborah Harry with the Jazz Passengers.