First off, I'm giving this 5 stars because this concert is superb if purchased in the correct format.
But the point of my review is to comment on the Video CD (VCD) version. When I first heard of this, I (foolishly) got excited about this because it boasted digital sound and picture. Well, this is meaningless considering the format only allows 1.3 gigs to work with in a double CD format, whereas DVD's give at least 4.7 gigs to work with.
The video is so compressed that it is not clear at all - very grainy. And the sound, what a joke! First, it is terribly thinned out. The bass and drums are almost non-existent. The percussion triggers are not there, and the effects on Robert's voice are also completely gone. Possibly worst of all, the sound is sped up a bit, and this just makes it sound extra terrible. Whoever produced this release must have been a complete nitwit. I'm convinced The Cure didn't have any oversight of this horrendous release at all.
On the other hand, the Galore VCD is better. The picture is still a bit lacking, but the sound is at least "correct." The mix and speed is right; it just sounds a little thin. Anyway, my final point is don't let the word "digital" fool you. A VHS tape beats any VCD hands down any day.
If you're still not satisfied with VHS, there is a laserdisc of In Orange, but it is not without its own flaws. Although the picture quality is great, the drums are a bit distorted when compared to the VHS, and the audio/video sync is quite off in parts. In this case, it really seems that VHS is the way to go.