An eclectic list of Fairlight featured songs. The best, the worst and everything in between…

Naturally, we have our usual suspects like Art of Noise, Pet Shop Boys and Kate Bush. But also, some lesser known little gems.  In most cases, it’s never a 100% Fairlight we’re hearing. With some songs, it’s the main ingredient, but mostly, it’s cleverly mixed with other synths, effects and other instruments.

Well-trained Fairlight-spotters have the ability to recognise the grungy artefacts of the Series I, II and Iix, to name the library sounds and/or to recognise the distinct properties of Page R-patterns used in music productions. Wow!

The ultimate ‘Did-they-use-a-Fairlight-Check’ is done on Discogs.