Above Horizons

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"Above Horizons"
Single by CeCe Peniston
B-side Remix
Released June 2009
Format CD single
Digital Single
Recorded 2010
Genre Dance-pop
Length 4:16
Label National PTA
Writer(s) CeCe Peniston
Byron V. Garrett
Eric Carrington
Essej
Marcus L. Barnum
Producer(s)

Status
Marcus L. Barnum
Aaron-Carl Ragland

Music sample
Music video
"Above Horizons - live" on YouTube
CeCe Peniston singles chronology
"Finally '08"
(2008)
"Above Horizons"
(2009)
"In Love with a DJ"
(2010)
Compact disc

"Above Horizons" is a 2009 song by CeCe Peniston, and the official PTA anthem as a tribute to the families, teachers and communities who help children reach their dreams through the PTA, which resulted from the singer's role being named a National Ambassador of the US largest volunteer child advocacy organization.[1]

"I'm definitely happy to be part of an organization that helps children reach their dreams. When I was younger, my parents always dared me to dream and I haven't stopped. So this is my tribute to the families, teachers and communities who help children reach their dreams through PTA," said Peniston.[2] The PTA's message of parent involvement and student success is captured in the chorus:

"We are the shoulders you can stand on, when you reach for something higher.
These are the arms that you can count on, when your dreams have been delayed.
We are the parents, we are the teachers, you are the eagles that fly above horizons.
Young conqueror.
You're never alone.

The ballad (written by Byron V. Garrett, Eric Carrington, Essej, Marcus L. Barnum and Peniston herself) was released on the organization's recording label, National PTA Recordings in June 2009 as its first music release, that included overall four versions.

Two mixes of the song were produced by a Detroit house music producer and DJ, Aaron-Carl Ragland, who one year later (on 30 September 2010) die of cancer.[3]

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • CeCe Peniston - lead vocal, writer
  • Byron V. Garrett - writer
  • Eric Carrington - writer
  • Essej - writer
  • Status - remix, producer
  • Marcus L. Barnum - writer, producer
  • Aaron-Carl Ragland - remix, producer

Track listings[edit]

CD Maxi, US, 13746[4]
  1. "Above Horizons" - 4:16
  2. "Above Horizons (Original Mix)" - 5:38
  3. "Above Horizons (Aaron Carl Mix)" - 5:54
  4. "Above Horizons (Aaron Carl Radio Edit)" - 4:30
Digital Single, US[4]
  1. "Above Horizons" - 4:16
  2. "Above Horizons (Original Mix)" - 5:38
  3. "Above Horizons (Aaron Carl Mix)" - 5:54

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "CeCe Peniston, National PTA Release Inspirational Song Above Horizons". Parent-Teacher Association. Hot Indie News. 3 June 2009. hotindienews.com. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  2. ^ "CeCe Peniston, National PTA Release Inspirational Song". Parent-Teacher Association. Marketwire. 2 June 2009. marketwire.com. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  3. ^ Murray, Robin (30 September 2010). "Aaron-Carl Ragland Passes Away". Clash. Clash Music. clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  4. ^ a b For reviewing track lists, covers and/or additional notes regarding the all releases of the single "Above Horizons" issued to date, follow the discogs link.

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