Above Horizons

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"Above Horizons"
Single by CeCe Peniston
B-side Remix
Released June 2009 (2009-06)
Format
Recorded 2009
Genre
Length 4:16 (Edited version)
Label National PTA
Writer(s)
  • Essej
  • Carrington
  • Barnum
  • Peniston
  • Garrett
Producer(s)
CeCe Peniston chronology
"Still I"
(2007)
"Above Horizons"
(2009)
"In Love with a DJ"
(2010)
Music sample

"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 volunteer child advocacy organization.[1]

The ballad 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, not long before his death.[2]

Composition[edit]

"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.[3] 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.

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]

MD, US, #(–)[4]
  1. "Above Horizons" - 4:16
  2. "Above Horizons (Original Mix)" - 5:38
  3. "Above Horizons (Aaron Carl Mix)" - 5:54
MCD, US, #13746[5]
  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

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. ^ Murray, Robin (30 September 2010). "Aaron-Carl Ragland Passes Away". Clash. Clash Music. clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  3. ^ "CeCe Peniston, National PTA Release Inspirational Song". Parent-Teacher Association. Marketwire. 2 June 2009. marketwire.com. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  4. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Above Horizons" - MD, US, #(–)". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 
  5. ^ "CeCe Peniston - "Above Horizons" - MCD, US, #13746". Discogs. Zink Media. discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 

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