is an album recorded by English synthpop
band The Human League
. It was issued by Virgin Records
in 1990 and was the band's first album of new material in four years. Romantic?
had several producers, most notably Martin Rushent
, who worked with the Human League on their biggest commercial success (Dare!
) and had walked out of the recording sessions for its follow-up (Hysteria
). Also producing several tracks is Mark Brydon
, who later worked with Moloko
The album was not critically well received, many critics proclaiming the album's sound as "dated". The only significant success came from the album's first single "Heart Like a Wheel", which peaked at No. 29 in the UK singles chart and No. 32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The second single "Soundtrack to a Generation" charted at No. 77 in the UK. As a result, the band's long-standing contract with Virgin Records was terminated.
The Human League then moved to East West Records to release their next album, 1995's Octopus.
- "Kiss the Future" (Oakey, Sutton)
- "A Doorway" (Dennett, Oakey, Sutton)
- "Heart Like a Wheel" (Callis, Reynolds)
- "Men Are Dreamers" (Dennett, Oakey)
- "Mister Moon and Mister Sun" (Oakey, Sutton)
- "Soundtrack to a Generation" (Oakey, Sutton)
- "Rebound" (Oakey, Sutton)
- "The Stars Are Going Out" (Oakey, Sutton)
- "Let's Get Together Again" (Shephard, Rossall)
- "Get It Right This Time" (Callis, Rae)