I can remember as a kid getting the new 'Magnetic Fields' album (yes - good old vinyl) ... my friend and I were hugely into JMJ while still at primary school and had played Oxygene and Equinoxe to death. One day, the new album arrived and I rode my bike to the record shop, bought the album and then miraculously made it home on my wobbly bike without having a major accident and damaging the album (sod broken bones or scrapes)
Anyway, I phoned my friend to come over and when he finally arrived, and with sweaty palms and heart palpitations, finally put on the record.... we were both expecting more dreamy synths as per the first two records... I can remember as clear as day both of us looking in open mouthed surprise as soon as the first few bars of M.F. 01 came on.... never heard any thing like that before and we both let out a "PPPHHHWWWOOOOAARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" as soon as the bass drum kicked in and the piece really let fly..... could've happened yesterday.
To boot, I was a huge Fairlight fan and kept rabbiting on to anyone who'd listen about this thing called a Fairlight.... the M.F. album had a flyer inside with photos and one of them was a screenshot of a Page D screen captioned "Sound Of Mountains" ... I think it's the same screen shot used on the new Fairlight web page.
Anyway, there may be more representative tracks but for me, Magnetic Fields part 1 (in fact the whole album) is my best Fairlight memory.
A bit off topic - I'd go Fairlight hunting and check out other artists and songs that had used a Fairlight.... there's a great shot of Mike Oldfield leaning against all his instruments on the '5 Miles Out' album .... what did I see peeking round the corner? Could it have been a computer screen? A Fairlight??? You betcha!!! In fact I've STILL got the original brochure and demo cassette tape from Fairlight which I wrote away for sometime in 1979 or 1980... Peter - you've got a lot to answer for!