Cinnamon Girl was the second commercially-available single to be released from the album Musicology, released six months after the album.
Three months before the physical release, however, United States Of Division was released on the NPG Music Club Musicology Download Store as a "virtual b-side" to Cinnamon Girl, although Cinnamon Girl itself was not available as an individual download, and no promos were sent out at the time.
The single is also unusual in that the artwork and tracklisting is entirely different for the North American and European versions of the single. The North American version contains the video and a making of the video documentary, while the European version, released six weeks later, contained audio and video of a live version of Dear Mr. Man, and the track United States Of Division.
The single did not chart in the USA, but reached number 43 on the UK Gallup Singles Chart.