Elton John- Madman Across The Water
Now this album I know well. One of the all time classic 70's albums. You may hate Elton John for everything he's done from the 80's on, but even if that's the case, you really should own this record.
Just starting out the record with "Tiny Dancer" makes it a classic. When they break into this song in Almost Famous is one of the best scenes in that movie. It's also really cool that one of my all time favorites, Mark Kozelek starts it out. And then following it up with "Levon"? Shiiiiiiiiit. It doesn't get much better than that.
The whole album is terrific and I'm sure you can find a used copy for cheap in the used bins. Be sure to go pick one up.