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  OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN   "IF NOT FOR YOU" 1971  ME AND BOBBY MCGEE - A cover of Kris Kristofferson's Country track opens this debut album by a then 23 year old Olivia Newton-John.  Even though this isn't one of my favourite songs you can hear the purity in her voice even on this first song. IF - This time the cover is of Bread's 1971 smash hit soft ballad.  A really beautiful rendition here, although it has been covered many times since, this surely is the most emotional. BANKS OF THE OHIO - A well known Country standard since the late 1920s sung by many of the genre's stars.  It is a classic old Country and Western song that despite the lyrics being a little sinister its still classed as a love song! This version is my favourite and Olivia sings it flawlessly. Released as her second single it reached number 6 on the UK chart. IN A STATION - First released by The Band in 1968 this Americana style track is given a very slight Country twang but still keeping it