The Best of Rainbow is the first compilation album from British hard rock group Rainbow, released in 1981.
It featured only previously released studio cuts, taken from the five studio LPs released at that point. However, "Jealous Lover", the first song written by Blackmore and Turner, had been available only as a B-side in Europe (to "Can't Happen Here") and on the Jealous Lover EP in the USA.
The original vinyl-release was a 2-LP set, in a gatefold-sleeve which contained photos of the band during its various incarnations, and reached No. 14 in the UK Albums Chart in 1981.