About Backtracks Music and Games

Edinburgh 2nd hand shop Backtracks Music will celebrate our 35th Anniversary on 1st November 2024 we look forward to past and future customer support in Brougham Street shop.

Check out our biggest reductions this month to find retro music, vintage games, classic dvd films,  video computer equipment and accessories all at great prices.

Evening News Story Backtracks Music celebrates 30 years in business

Tommy Robertson (@hatmandjedin) • Instagram photos and videos

Although we are a small Independent music & games shop we supply students, visitors and tourists with everything from euro plugs to record players. Have a look round shop on this YouTube film by media students in Edinburgh. I hope you will then visit and become another satisfied customer.

Music shop Edinburgh

BACKTRACKS Music shop has grown immeasurably over the years, to become the best Aladdin's Cave of 'hard to find Vinyl oldies' on 7", 12", LP, 78rpm gramophone records, 8 Track, Reel to Reel Tapes- right up to and, including, MP3, IPOD, CDs, Mini disc & DVD in Edinburgh.

We opened on 1st November 1989 initially selling good quality pre-owned records, tapes and videos plus deletions and rarities. Check out glowing Newspaper articles from Edinburgh Evening News etc.

Look out for second film documentary on Backtracks music requested by University media and also on Youtube.

Retro Games Shop Edinburgh

Backtracks also boasts a fantastic selection of new & retro Games on many formats - from early Spectrum to Playstation PS2, PS3, PSP or Xbox 360 second hand. Interested, but can't find what you want then pick up the phone and call us directly on 0131-228-4898 or e-mail {tommy@backtracksmusic.co.uk}.

Famous Visitors

Famous Faces of musicians, actors, writers, comedians who have visited Backtracks. Check our photo gallery below, Facebook or Mad Hatter Edinburgh tour video to see more famous faces who found that elusive album, N64 game, golf club or music equipment connection from our huge stock.


Mad hatter figure @BacktracksEdin

Backtracks music Games shop Edinburgh

HIFI & TV Sales

Customers looking for quality low cost HI-Fi  Speakers, turntable, TV, phone accessory or DVD player should see what we can offer. For easy directions look at our contact page or give Tommy a call.

Mobile Disco

Successfully running alongside the retail operation is MAD HATMAN DISCOS Edinburgh with possibly the most experienced music host serving Edinburgh and surrounding Lothian regions.

Mad Hatman DJ guarantees successful disco and karaoke events calling on over 40 years experience mixing new and classic tracks, generating a party atmosphere at private functions or huge outdoor events ie Edinburgh Marathon - Holyrood Park, Princes Street, Murrayfield Stadium, Meadowbank Stadium etc or a stint on Radio Forth back in 1977

MARATHON Fauja Singh CBE with MadHatDJ +Una

Hatman DJ and Una meet Runner Fauja Singh CBE


Always able to read a crowd and able to talk up your special party or event in different hats providing a visual live event for all ages at affordable prices. The Mad Hatter adapts to large or small occasions - if panache reliability and versatility is what you are looking for then you have found your man.

Check out some Feedback_Testimonials for Mad Hatman Discos Edinburgh.

Enquiry - Call Tommy on Mobile 07889-36-36-86 or 0131-228-4898

Opening Hours - 2024

Mon -Tues Wed 10.30- 5.30pm

Thurs Open 10.30- 6pm or 7pm if required

Fri & Sat 10.30am - 5.30pm

Closed Sun