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  1. Bond 20 Demo Track Reveals Title And Plot

    CBn Partner Site MI6.Co.Uk have uncovered a demonstration track that was submitted by the band 'Red Flag' to Eon Production for consideration as the Bond 20 title track. Unsurprisingly the track is titled "Beyond The Ice", the long rumoured title of Bond 20. A lot of Bond fans believe that Beyond The Ice as a title was a complete press fabrication as the title was denied by Eon Productions, however, Eon Productions also denied that The World Is Not Enough was the title of Bond 19 until they finally revealed it in a press release.

    The track Beyond The Ice can be found on Red Flag's latest album release "Fear Series", which will be released on March 5. It's also available on the single "Fear Level 2" which can be purchased from the official site.

    The lyrics to the song do give an indication of elements of Bond 20, some which have only recently been revealed to fans. So it seems quite possible that Red Flag had access to some inside information. As a result some people may consider the lyrics a 'spoiler', so you'll have to highlight them to read them. Also included is some speculation about Bond 20;

    Spoiler Warning (Highlight To Read)

    Beyond the Ice

    Word of warning, some free advice
    She’s a femme fatale and she’s colder than ice
    Her temper’s wicked, her legs are oh so long
    She’ll take you then forsake you
    Take your life for a song

    You’re willing to pay the price
    Most live once you only live twice
    Licensed to thrill, still your only vice
    Involves killing, so roll the dice
    Beyond the ice, beyond the ice

    The world is warming, it’s a dangerous place
    With dangerous people at dangerous pace
    The fight this time is coming from the inside
    The whole worlds fate you decide
    Beyond the ice, beyond the ice

    You’re willing to pay the price
    Most live once you only live twice
    Licensed to thrill, still your only vice
    Involves killing, so roll the dice
    Beyond the ice, beyond the ice

    Great lyrics there, very Bond related!

    Who is the femme fatale that the song is referring to? The most likely person would be Halle Berry’s character Jinx I’d say. After all, her character was originally villainous but was changed in subsequent re-writes, so we’re told anyway.

    Is the world is warming a direct reference to what Toby Stephen’s recently revealed; that his character has an ‘interest’ in the environment.

    While Red Flag's version of 'Beyond The Ice' will never be used as the Bond 20 title track, it will surely go down in Bond history as a major piece of trivia for the fans. So don't forget to visit MI6.Co.Uk to get the full details and your hands on this excellent track!

    And you can discuss it in this thread of the Bond 20 Forums.

    daniel @ 2002-03-03
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