Tourism was described by Roxette in the album’s liner notes as a “tour album, [. . . ] not a live album”. It consists of songs recorded by the band in various locations during the “Join the Joyride! Tour”. The idea was to “create and collect material along the way; to record our music in different environments in different parts of the world; to take advantage of the excitement and the energy within the band on a tour like this. ” It does contain several live recordings, including versions of “The Look” and “Joyride” taken from their 13 December 1991 performance at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, as well as an acoustic version of Joyride album track “Things Will Never Be the Same” from a November 1991 concert in Zürich. A portion of a live performance of “It Must Have Been Love” from their 25 April 1992 concert at San Carlos Stadium in Santiago, Chile is used as an intro to a new studio recording of the song. This new version was recorded in Ocean Way Recording Studios in March 1992, and features k. d. lang guitarist Greg Leisz performing pedal steel guitar. Also recorded there was new song “The Heart Shaped Sea”, which again features Leisz.