Release: Mint 400 LP
Release Date: 20 April 2023
Label: Love As Fiction Records
1. Ken Carter
4, Face Down
5. Suzi Q
6. Million Dollar Man
1. In A Box
2. Little Death
3. Mint 400
4. Small Town
5. Burning Plant Smell
7. Lucky No.3
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Ammonia (Dave Johnstone, Allan Balmont and Simon Hensworth) burst onto the Australian and International music scene with their breakout debut album Mint 400 on the Murmur (Sony) label in 1995. Singles “Drugs”, “Ken Carter” and “Suzi Q” were released and the album in the formats of CD, Cassette and a limited edition vinyl, which is highly sought after by collectors.
Love As Fiction Records is proud to license and re-issue the Mint 400 album on vinyl for the first time since original release, with the follow updates:
– Remastered Audio (by Chris Hanszek of Hanszek Audio in 2023)
– Restored original artwork with new liner notes from Dave Johnstone for 2023 in a new gatefold sleeve
– 180gm pink vinyl with blue/black/white marble effect (limited to 300 copies)
The records were presses in Australia by Suitcase Records and released on 20 April 2023.
Mint 400 was recorded by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley and the band over an intense recording period at Festival studios in Sydney, directly to analogue tape.
“From humble beginnings in our home town of Perth, we managed to record an album that took us around the world and gave us experiences we could have only dreamt of” – Dave Johnstone, January 2023.
Ammonia Mint 400 – All Recordings ℗ 1995 Sony Music Entertainment Australia. Marketed in Australia by Love As Fiction Records under exclusive licence.