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Love these versions

After hearing most of these songs performed acoustically for months, I appreciate having these versions. Love the versions on the EPS, but these seem more immediate, less "produced."

I only wish itunes didn't get confused and think I have most of these because I have the singles - which are totally different versions


He is perfect. I love William, so very beautiful.

Flawless Raw Sound

The ability to give me chills through iphone speakers is quite a feat. Well done Mr. Beckett.


Born: February 11, 1985 in Barrington, IL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Growing up in suburban Chicago, William Beckett established himself as the frontman of emo-pop purveyors The Academy Is.... Prior to The Academy Is..., Beckett played in the acoustic band Remember Maine, releasing the album The Last Place You Look at age 17. The Academy Is... followed in 2003, formed by Beckett along with guitarist Mike Carden, who issued three albums and four EPs -- as well as played on the Warped Tour in 2006 and Honda Civic Tour in 2007, and toured with Kiss in 2010 -- before...
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