The Very Best Of The Rascals is a compilation album from The Rascals released in July 1993 through Rhino/Atlantic. This compilation contains nearly all of their Atlantic singles, in chronological order, released from 1965 through 1970. The first nine singles are performed by The Young Rascals (the band's former name), while the last seven tracks are credited to The Rascals.
Writing for Allmusic, critic Ron Wynn praised the album and wrote "The Rascals, along with the Righteous Brothers, defined blue-eyed soul singing, making records that were as churchy, earthy, and convincing as anything that came out of the South or Motown in the '60s, backed by tight, anthemic arrangements and excellent combo playing... The only quibble is their failure to include "Look Around," a sociopolitical cut from the Freedom Suite album that's just a cut below "People Got to Be Free" or "A Ray of Hope.""
Tracks 1-9 are performed by The Young Rascals. The single version of "It's Wonderful" ends with a coda of "Mardi Gras"-style special effects and party sounds that were not included in the album version. Tracks 15 and 16 are CD only bonus tracks.