Press Release from Kronos:
Kronos Records The Gold Collection is proud to present for the first time ever in any format the soundtrack of Sette Contro Tutti (Seven Rebel Gladiators). This 1965 film starring Roger Browne, José Greci and Alfio Caltabiano was directed by Michele Lupo. The ruthless Roman tribune, Vadio, joins forces with the evil Morakeb to take over the throne of Aristea, usurping King Krontal and stealing away his lovely daughter in the process. Meanwhile, Marco Aulo, now a Roman centurion, comes to Aristea to learn where his legions war funds have gone. Vadio has him framed for treason and is thrown into the arena to fight a group of six formidable gladiators. During the fights, Marco refuses to kill those he defeats until finally, he himself loses after exhaustion takes its toll. Admiring this man, the six warriors join him and together they escape Vadio’s clutches and plot to free the kingdom from the two conspiring killers.
The music for Sette Contro Tutti was written by veteran composer Francesco De Masi, a favourite of ours at Kronos Records; composer of Col Ferro E Col Fuoco, Solimano Il Conqusitatore, Eroe Vagabondo, Mad Dog, Lone Wolf McQuade, Sette Winchester Per un Massacro, Lo Squartatore di New York, Vizi Privati Pubbliche Virtù and overa hundred others). The CD is charged with full bodied action cues, a rousing main theme that is very reminiscing of the Spaghetti Western genre, of which De Masi was a true champion, dramatic and less drmatic pieces for the lighter moments in the film. We also gathered the source music cues which have an Arabic flavour to them.
Our eighteenth title in The Gold Collection is our fifth CD by Maestro De Masi and is dedicated to his loving memory.