Tacky cover and title aside, this compilation is quite the festive dance collection. Though it opens with Geri Halliwell's effervescent exercise in camp energy ("G.A.Y.

Tacky cover and title aside, this compilation is quite the festive dance collection. Though it opens with Geri Halliwell's effervescent exercise in camp energy ("G.A.Y.") and includes such mid-'80s high-energy classics as Pamala Stanley's "Coming Out of Hiding" and Hazell Dean's "Searchin' (I Gotta Find a Man"), "A Night Out With the Boys" should not be overlooked by those outside of the gay community. Consider these highlights: "Runaway" (Salsoul Orchestra Featuring Loleatta Holloway), Tony Humphries' 12" mix of "Independent Woman" (Adeva), "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" (First Choice), "Gonna Get Over You" (France Joli) and John Luongo's extended remix of "Boogie Oogie Oogie" (A Taste of Honey). But standing head and shoulders above all else are T-empo's Radio mix of Dana Dawson's "3 Is Family" and the Now Voyager mix of the Source Featuring Candi Staton's "You Got the Love." Fans of "Sex and the City" will recall that the latter was heard during a rather climactic scene in the show's final episode.—MP