A Pyrrhic Victory (partially found unused My Vitriol album tracks; 2000s)

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Cover to the EP.

Status: Partially Found

A Pyrrhic Victory is a four-track EP by shoegazing revivalist band, My Vitriol. It was originally intended to be a full-length follow-up to their 2001 album, Finelines. For unknown reasons, it was only ever released in its short EP format.

Very little information is available on the tracks that didn't make it to the final release. The only evidence of said tracks is a six-minute sampler of eight separate songs, of which only three were ever officially released. The sampler was released as the final track to the fan club-exclusive live album Cast In Amber. The remainder of these tracks has never surfaced in any way.

Title Status Album / Link
War on The Worlds Found Pyrrhic Victory EP
The Agonies and Ecstasies Found (Different Mix) Secret Sessions
My Whole World Implodes Partially Found (Only original instrumental demo exists) LINK
We've Lost Our Way Found (Different Recording) Secret Sessions
It's So Damn Easy Found (Different Recording, Different Lyrics) Secret Sessions
This Time Found (Different Mix) Secret Sessions / ORG Single
Into Yr Arms Found (Only in bootleg form) LINK
Between Mercury and Mars Lost [NOT IN ALBUM SAMPLER] [This is the only track not

on the album sampler that was confirmed to be on the lost album]

Studio troubles are suspected as to why the full-length album version was never released. There is a ten-minute long YouTube documentary detailing, very vaguely, the recording process. The documentary seems suspiciously edited to keep it vague as to not let the details loose. It apparently had a longer running time when it originally aired in 2006 on Channel 4. It only aired once and was never seen again. Its running time is often disputed between fans, with some saying that the version on YouTube is indeed the version that was originally aired.


The aforementioned album sampler, the only evidence of the unreleased tracks.

Channel 4 documentary on the recording process of A Pyrrhic Victory.