It was McVie's first solo recording since her 1970 self-titled release (under her maiden name). It features two U.S. top-40 hit singles, "Got a Hold on Me" (US#10) and "Love Will Show Us How" (US#30). The album itself also achieved modest success in the United States, peaking at #26 and spending 23 weeks on the Billboard 200. In the UK, the album entered at #58 on chart.
The band on this album includes Christine McVie (Keyboards, Percussion and Vocals), Todd Sharp (Guitar and Vocals), George Hawkins (Bass and Vocals), and Steve Ferrone (Drums and Percussion).
Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham sings backing vocals on tracks 2, 7 & 10, plays guitar on tracks 3 and 6, and plays lead guitar on track 10. Mick Fleetwood plays drums on track 5. Eric Clapton plays lead guitar on "The Challenge," and Steve Winwood shares lead vocals on "One in A Million" and contributes backing vocals and piano to "Ask Anybody," as well as playing synthesizer on several tracks.
Allmusic's reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine called Christine McVie "a collection of soft rock/pop and ballads that are pleasantly melodic and ingratiating." However, he also commented that McVie's songs are too lacking in variety to be completely effective outside the context of a Fleetwood Mac album. The album received generally mixed reviews from critics upon its release, mostly due to the same reasons as above.
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 published by Alimony Music/Cement Chicken Music. Track 7 published by Alimony Music/Cement Chicken Music/Doumaditties. Track 3 published by Alimony Music/Cement Chicken Music/Billy Beau Music. Track 5 published by Alimony Music/Cement Chicken Music/Island Music Ltd. Track 9 published by Alimony Music/Cement Chicken Music/Itsall Music.