Silvertone is the debut album by American musician Chris Isaak, released in 1985, and named after his three-piece backup band, though only one of the members actually appears on the album. The US edition includes the song "Another Idea" as track 13 and early CD editions of the album utilized CD+G technology. The album sold poorly in the US but became a minor hit in Australia, peaking at #77 in June 1986.
The album was not a hit until the song "Gone Ridin'" was featured in the 1986 David Lynch film Blue Velvet, the first of many Isaak/Lynch collaborations, though the song had previously appeared on the soundtrack to the film American Flyers the year before. "Livin’ for Your Lover" is also featured in the former. "Dancin'" appeared in the film Modern Girls released the same year, but wasn't included on the soundtrack. It also appeared in the season 2 episode of Miami Vice 'Payback'. "Gone Ridin'" was used in the 1987 comedy Morgan Stewart's Coming Home. Two songs from this album were played on the Fox's long running teen dramaBeverly Hills, 90210 including "Gone Ridin'", which was played in the Season 2 episode "Pass, Not Pass"; and "Dancin'" which was played in the Season 3 episode "Castles in the Sand".
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