1984 Christine McVie – Christine McVie

Christine McVie is the second solo album by the British Fleetwood Mac vocalist and keyboardist Christine McVie, released in 1984.

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 backing vocals), George Hawkins (bass and backing 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.

Tracks

Love Will Show Us How (Christine McVie; Todd Sharp) 04:14
2  The Challenge (Christine McVie; Todd Sharp) 04:41
3  So Excited (Billy Burnette; Christine McVie; Todd Sharp) 04:05
4  One In A Million (Billy Burnette; Christine McVie; Todd Sharp) 05:02
5  Ask Anybody (Christine McVie; Steve Winwood) 05:29
Got A Hold On Me (Christine McVie; Todd Sharp) 03:50
7  Who’s Dreaming This Dream (Danny Douma; Todd Sharp) 03:35
8  I’m The One (Todd Sharp) 04:05
9  Keeping Secrets (Alan Pasqua; Todd Sharp) 03:34
10  The Smile I Live For (Christine McVie) 05:07

Musicians

BassGeorge Hawkins
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarTodd Sharp
KeyboardsChristine McVie
PercussionChristine McVie
PercussionSteve Ferrone
Background VocalsGeorge Hawkins
Background VocalsTodd Sharp
VocalsChristine McVie

Other Musicians

2 The Challenge

GuitarEric Clapton
PercussionRay Cooper
Background VocalsLindsey Buckingham


3 So Excited

PercussionRay Cooper


4 One In A Million

SynthesizerSteve Winwood
VocalsSteve Winwood


5 Ask Anybody

DrumsMick Fleetwood
PianoSteve Winwood
SynthesizerSteve Winwood
PercussionRay Cooper
Background VocalsSteve Winwood


6 Got A Hold On Me

GuitarLindsey Buckingham
SynthesizerSteve Winwood


10 The Smile I Live For

GuitarLindsey Buckingham
KeyboardsEddy Quintela
SynthesizerSteve Winwood
PercussionRay Cooper
Background VocalsLindsey Buckingham

Liner Notes

Producer – Russ Titelman  
Engineer – David Richards
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Mixed By – Elliot Scheiner

Mastered At Sterling Sound
Mixed At A&R Studios
Recorded At Mountain Studios
Recorded At Lower Dean Manor
Recorded At Olympic Studios